Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - February 2022

Updated 02/02/2022 09:35 AM

NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to denial of service or memory corruption.

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

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.

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver

CVE ID Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2022‑21813 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel driver, where improper handling of insufficient permissions or privileges may allow an unprivileged local user limited write access to protected memory, which can lead to denial of service. 6.1 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:H
CVE‑2022‑21814 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel driver package, where improper handling of insufficient permissions or privileges may allow an unprivileged local user limited write access to protected memory, which can lead to denial of service. 6.1 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:H
CVE‑2022‑21815   NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for private IOCTLs where a NULL pointer dereference in the kernel, created within user mode code, may lead to a denial of service in the form of a system crash. 5.5 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

NVIDIA vGPU Software

CVE ID Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2022‑21816 NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the Virtual GPU Manager (nvidia.ko), where a user in the guest OS can cause a GPU interrupt storm on the hypervisor host, leading to a 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 evaluating 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 Driver Versions Updated Driver Version
CVE‑2022‑21815 GeForce Windows R510 All versions prior to 511.65 511.65
Windows 10 and 11 R470 All drivers versions prior to 472.98 for support of GeForce Kepler desktop 472.98
Windows 7 and 8.x R470 All drivers versions prior to 473.04 473.04
Studio Windows R510 All driver versions prior to 511.65 511.65
NVIDIA RTX/Quadro, NVS Windows R510 All driver versions prior to 511.65  511.65
R470 All drivers versions prior to 472.98 472.98
Tesla Windows R510 All drivers versions prior to 511.65 511.65 
R470 All drivers versions prior to 472.98 472.98
R450 All drivers versions prior to 453.37 453.37

Linux

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Driver Branch Affected Driver Versions Updated Driver Version
CVE‑2022‑21813
CVE‑2022‑21814
GeForce Linux R510 All drivers versions prior to 510.47.03   510.47.03
R470 All drivers versions prior to 470.103.01 470.103.01
NVIDIA RTX/ Quadro, NVS Linux R510 All drivers versions prior to 510.47.03 510.47.03
R470 All drivers versions prior to 470.103.01 470.103.01
Tesla Linux R510 All drivers versions prior to 510.47.03  510.47.03
R470 All drivers versions prior to 470.103.01 470.103.01

Notes:

  • Your computer hardware vendor may provide you with Windows GPU display driver versions including 511.66, 497.30, 472.91, and 453.35 which also contain the security updates.
  • 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 may also be affected. If you are using an earlier branch release for which an update version is not listed above, we recommend upgrading 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. 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‑2022‑21815 vGPU software (guest driver) Windows All versions prior to and including 13.1 472.39 13.2 472.98
All versions prior to and including 11.6 453.23 11.7 453.37
All versions prior to and including 8.9 427.60 8.10 427.71
CVE‑2022‑21813 vGPU software (guest driver) Linux All versions prior to and including 13.1 470.82.00 13.2 470.103.01
All versions prior to and including 11.6 450.156.00 11.7 450.172.01
All versions prior to and including 8.9 418.226.00 8.10 418.240
CVE‑2022‑21816 vGPU software (Virtual GPU Manager) Citrix Hypervisor,
VMware vSphere,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM,
Ubuntu,
Nutanix AHV
All versions prior to and including 13.1 470.82 13.2 470.103.02
All versions prior to and including 11.6 450.156 11.7 450.172
All versions prior to and including 8.9 418.226.00 8.10 418.240

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 may also be affected. If you are using an earlier branch release for which an update version is not listed above, we recommend upgrading to the latest branch release.

Security Updates for NVIDIA Cloud Gaming

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

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Version
Cloud Gaming Software Driver Cloud Gaming Software Driver
CVE‑2022‑21815 Cloud Gaming Guest Driver  Windows All versions prior to and including the November 2021 Cloud Gaming Release 497.09 January 2022 Cloud Gaming Release 511.65
CVE‑2022‑21813 Cloud Gaming Guest Driver Linux All versions prior to and including the November 2021 Cloud Gaming Release 495.50 January 2022 Cloud Gaming Release 510.47.03
CVE‑2022‑21816 Cloud Gaming Virtual GPU Manager Citrix Hypervisor,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM
All versions prior to and including the November 2021 Cloud Gaming Release 495.50 January 2022 Cloud Gaming Release 510.47.03

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 may also be affected. If you are using an earlier branch release for which an update version is not listed above, we recommend upgrading to the latest branch release.

Mitigations

None. See Security Updates for NVIDIA GPU Display Driver, Security Updates for NVIDIA vGPU Software, or Security Updates for NVIDIA Cloud Gaming for the version to install.

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
1.0 February 1, 2022 Initial release

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