Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021

Updated 02/04/2021 03:20 PM

NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA® GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, or information disclosure.

To protect your system, download and install this software update from the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page or, for the vGPU software update, from the NVIDIA Licensing Portal.

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Details

This section provides a summary of potential vulnerabilities and their impact that this security update addresses. Descriptions use CWE™, and base scores and vectors use CVSS v3.1 standards.

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver

CVE IDs Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2021‑1051 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which an operation is performed which may lead to denial of service or escalation of privileges. 8.4 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1052 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape or IOCTL in which user-mode clients can access legacy privileged APIs, which may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1053 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape or IOCTL in which improper validation of a user pointer may lead to denial of service. 6.6 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1054 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which the software does not perform or incorrectly performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, which may lead to denial of service. 6.5 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1055 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which improper access control may lead to denial of service and information disclosure. 5.3 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
CVE‑2021‑1056 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvidia.ko) in which it does not completely honor operating system file system permissions to provide GPU device-level isolation, which may lead to denial of service or information disclosure. 5.3 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

NVIDIA vGPU Software

CVE IDs Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2021‑1057 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin in which it allows guests to allocate some resources for which the guest is not authorized, which may lead to integrity and confidentiality loss, denial of service, or information disclosure. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1058 NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the guest kernel mode driver and vGPU plugin, in which an input data size is not validated, which may lead to tampering of data or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1059 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which an input index is not validated, which may lead to integer overflow, which in turn may cause tampering of data, information disclosure, or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1060 NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the guest kernel mode driver and vGPU plugin, in which an input index is not validated, which may lead to tampering of data or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1061 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which a race condition may cause the vGPU plugin to continue using a previously validated resource that has since changed, which may lead to denial of service or information disclosure. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1062 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which an input data length is not validated, which may lead to tampering of data or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1063 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which an input offset is not validated, which may lead to a buffer overread, which in turn may cause tampering of data, information disclosure, or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1064 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which it obtains a value from an untrusted source, converts this value to a pointer, and dereferences the resulting pointer, which may lead to information disclosure or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1065 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which input data is not validated, which may lead to tampering of data or denial of service. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2021‑1066 NVIDIA vGPU manager contains a vulnerability in the vGPU plugin, in which input data is not validated, which may lead to unexpected consumption of resources, which in turn may lead to denial of service. 5.5

AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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 for NVIDIA GPU Display Driver

The following table lists the NVIDIA software products affected, versions affected, and the updated version available from nvidia.com that includes this security update. Download the updates from the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page.

Windows

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Driver Branch Affected Versions Updated Driver Version
CVE‑2021‑1051
CVE‑2021‑1052
CVE‑2021‑1053
CVE‑2021‑1054
CVE‑2021‑1055
GeForce Windows R460 All versions prior to 461.09 461.09
NVIDIA RTX/Quadro, NVS Windows R460 All versions prior to 461.09 461.09
R450 All versions prior to 452.77 452.77
R390 All versions prior to 392.63 392.63
Tesla Windows R460 All versions prior to 461.09 461.09
R450 All versions prior to 452.77 452.77
R418 All versions prior to 427.11 427.11

Linux

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Driver Branch Affected Versions Updated Driver Version
CVE‑2021‑1052
CVE‑2021‑1053
GeForce Linux R460 All versions prior to 460.32.03 460.32.03
R450 All versions prior to 450.102.04 450.102.04
NVIDIA RTX/Quadro, NVS Linux R460 All versions prior to 460.32.03 460.32.03
R450 All versions prior to 450.102.04 450.102.04
Tesla Linux R460 All versions prior to 460.32.03 460.32.03
R450 All versions prior to 450.102.04 450.102.04
CVE‑2021‑1056 GeForce Linux R460 All versions prior to 460.32.03 460.32.03
R450 All versions prior to 450.102.04 450.102.04
NVIDIA RTX/Quadro, NVS Linux R460 All versions prior to 460.32.03 460.32.03
R450 All versions prior to 450.102.04 450.102.04
R390 All version prior to 390.141 390.141
Tesla Linux R460 All versions prior to 460.32.03 460.32.03
R450 All versions prior to 450.102.04 450.102.04
R418 All versions prior to 418.181.07 418.181.07

Notes

  • Your computer hardware vendor may provide you with Windows GPU display driver versions including 460.84, 457.49, and 452.66, which also contain the security updates.

  • CVE‑2021‑1052 and CVE‑2021‑1053 affect only R460 and R450 driver branches for Windows and Linux.

  • The tables above may not be a comprehensive list of all affected supported versions or branch releases and may be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Earlier software branch releases that support these products are also affected. If you are using an earlier branch release, upgrade to the latest branch release.

Security Updates for NVIDIA vGPU Software

The following table lists the NVIDIA software products affected, versions affected, and the updated version that includes this security update. Log in to the NVIDIA Enterprise Application Hub to download updates from the NVIDIA Licensing Portal.

CVE IDs Addressed vGPU Software Component Operating System Affected Versions Updated Version
vGPU Software Driver vGPU Software Driver
CVE‑2021‑1051
CVE‑2021‑1052
CVE‑2021‑1053
CVE‑2021‑1054
CVE‑2021‑1055
CVE‑2021‑1058
CVE‑2021‑1060
vGPU software (guest driver) Windows All versions prior to 11.3 All versions prior to 452.77 11.3 452.77
All versions prior to 8.6 All versions prior to 427.11 8.6

427.11

CVE‑2021‑1052
CVE‑2021‑1053
CVE‑2021‑1056
CVE‑2021‑1058
CVE‑2021‑1060
vGPU software (guest driver) Linux All versions prior to 11.3 All versions prior to 450.102.04 11.3 450.102.04
All versions prior to 8.6 All versions prior to 418.181.07 8.6 418.181.07
CVE‑2021‑1057
CVE‑2021‑1058
CVE‑2021‑1059
CVE‑2021‑1060
CVE‑2021‑1061
CVE‑2021‑1062
CVE‑2021‑1063
CVE‑2021‑1064
CVE‑2021‑1065
CVE‑2021‑1066
vGPU software (Virtual GPU Manager) Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM, Nutanix AHV All versions prior to 11.3 All versions prior to 450.102 11.3 450.102
All versions prior to 8.6 All versions prior to 418.181 8.6 418.181

Notes:

  • The table above may not be a comprehensive list of all affected supported versions or branch releases and may be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Earlier software branch releases that support these products are also affected. If you are using an earlier branch release, upgrade to the latest vGPU software branch release, namely, 11.3.

Mitigations

See Security Updates for NVIDIA GPU Display Driver or Security Updates for NVIDIA vGPU Software for the version to install.

Acknowledgements

NVIDIA thanks Xinyuan Lyu of Intelligent Mobile Systems Group, MOE KLINNS Lab, Xi'an Jiaotong University for reporting CVE‑2021‑1056.

Issues CVE‑2021‑1057, CVE‑2021‑1058, CVE-2021-1059, and CVE‑2021‑1062 were discovered by the NVIDIA Product Security Team.

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
5.0 January 25, 2021 Updated the Security Updates table for vGPU software to clarify which CVE IDs listed for GPU Display Driver also apply to the vGPU software guest drivers
4.0 January 21, 2021 Re-arranged the Security Updates table for GPU Display Driver for Linux
3.0 January 19, 2021 Updated the availability of the Linux drivers for Tesla
2.0 January 11, 2021 Added acknowledgement for CVE-2021-1059

1.0

January 7, 2021

Initial release

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