Security Bulletin: NVIDIA Data Center GPU Manager (DCGM) - March 2022

Updated 03/23/2022 10:44 AM

NVIDIA has released a software update for NVIDIA® Data Center GPU Manager (DCGM). The update addresses security issues that may lead to code execution, denial of service, and escalation of privileges. To protect your system, download and install the latest DCGM release from the CUDA repositories.

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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 ID Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2022‑21820 NVIDIA DCGM contains a vulnerability in nvhostengine, where a network user can cause detection of error conditions without action, which may lead to limited code execution, some denial of service, escalation of privileges, and limited impacts to both data confidentiality and integrity. 6.3 AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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

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

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Versions
CVE‑2022‑21820 DCGM Linux All versions prior to 2.3.4 2.3.4 and 2.3.5 (latest)

Notes

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

Mitigations

None. See Security Updates for the version to install.

Acknowledgements

NVIDIA thanks Jeremy Brown for reporting this issue.

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
2.0 March 23, 2022 Updated the CVSS score, vector, and Security Updates table
1.0 March 17, 2022 Initial release

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