Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GeForce NOW - November 2020

Updated 11/10/2020 03:30 PM

NVIDIA has released a software update for NVIDIA® GeForce NOW™ application software on Windows. This update addresses a security issue that may lead to code execution or escalation of privileges.

To protect your system, open the GeForce NOW application to automatically download the update and follow the instructions for applying it. Alternatively, this update can be installed manually by following these instructions.

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Details

This section summarizes the potential impact that this security update addresses. Descriptions use CWE™, and base scores and vectors use CVSS V3.1 standards.

CVE IDs Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2020‑5992 NVIDIA GeForce NOW application software on Windows contains a vulnerability in its open-source software dependency in which the OpenSSL library is vulnerable to binary planting attacks by a local user, which may lead to code execution or escalation of privileges. 7.3 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

The NVIDIA risk assessment is based on an average of risk across a diverse set of installed systems and may not represent the true risk to your local installation. NVIDIA recommends consulting a security or IT professional to evaluate the risk to your specific configuration.

Security Updates

The following table lists the NVIDIA software products affected, versions affected, and the updated version that includes this security update.

To protect your system, open the GeForce NOW application to automatically download the security update and follow the instructions for applying it. Alternatively, this update can be installed manually by following these instructions.

CVE ID Addressed Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Version
CVE‑2020‑5992 GeForce NOW Application Windows All versions prior to 2.0.25.119 2.0.25.119

Mitigations

None. See Security Updates for the version to install.

Acknowledgements

NVIDIA thanks following individual for reporting the issue:

  • CVE‑2020‑5992: Hou JingYi (@hjy79425575) of Qihoo 360 CERT

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 November 10, 2020 Initial release

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