Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GeForce Experience - April 2021

Updated 04/19/2021 10:03 AM

NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA® GeForce Experience™ software. This update addresses an issue that may lead to code execution, denial of service, or local privilege escalation.

To protect your system, download and install this software update through the GeForce Experience Downloads page, or open the client to automatically apply the security update.

Go to NVIDIA Product Security.


Details

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

CVE IDs Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2021‑1079 NVIDIA GeForce Experience contains a vulnerability in GameStream plugins where log files are created using NT/System level permissions, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, or local privilege escalation. 7.3 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/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 affected NVIDIA software products and versions, and the updated version that includes this security update.

Download the updates through the GeForce Experience Downloads page, or open the client to automatically apply the security update.

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Driver Version
CVE‑2021‑1079 GeForce Experience Windows All versions prior to 3.22 3.22

Notes:

  • Earlier software releases that support this product are also affected. If you are using an earlier release, upgrade to the latest release version.

Mitigations

See Security Updates for the version to install.

Acknowledgements

CVE-2021-1079: NVIDIA thanks Matt Batten and Paolo Stagno for reporting this issue.

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
2.0 April 19, 2021 Updated the Acknowledgements section
1.0 April 16, 2021 Initial release

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