Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - August 2022

Updated 08/16/2022 11:29 AM

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

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

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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.

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver

CVE IDs Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2022‑31606 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a failure to properly validate data might allow an attacker with basic user capabilities to cause an out-of-bounds access in kernel mode, which could lead to denial of service, information disclosure, escalation of privileges, or data tampering. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31607 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvidia.ko), where a local user with basic capabilities can cause improper input validation, which may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, and limited information disclosure. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31608 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in an optional D-Bus configuration file, where a local user with basic capabilities can impact protected D-Bus endpoints, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, and data tampering. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31610 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds write, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, or data tampering. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31617 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, or data tampering. 7.8 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31612 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to a system crash or a leak of internal kernel information. 7.1 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31613 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where any local user can cause a null-pointer dereference, which may lead to a kernel panic. 7.1 AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE‑2022‑34665 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause a null-pointer dereference, 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‑2022‑34666 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause a null-pointer dereference, 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‑2022‑31616 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause an out-of-bounds read, which may lead to denial of service, or information disclosure. 6.1 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H
CVE‑2022‑31615 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer, where a local user with basic capabilities can cause a null-pointer dereference, which may lead to denial of service. 5.5 AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

NVIDIA vGPU Software

CVE IDs Description Base Score Vector
CVE‑2022‑31609 NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the Virtual GPU Manager (vGPU plugin), where it allows the guest VM to allocate resources for which the guest is not authorized. This vulnerability may lead to loss of data integrity and confidentiality, 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‑2022‑31614 NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the Virtual GPU Manager (vGPU plugin) where it may double-free some resources. An attacker may exploit this vulnerability with other vulnerabilities to cause denial of service, code execution, and information disclosure. 7.0 AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVE‑2022‑31618

NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the Virtual GPU Manager (vGPU plugin), where it can dereference a null pointer, which 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

CVE IDs Addressed in Each Windows Driver Branch

The following table lists the CVE IDs addressed by the update in each Windows driver branch.

Windows Driver Branch CVE IDs Addressed
R515, R510, R470, R450 CVE‑2022‑31606, CVE‑2022‑31610, CVE‑2022‑31612, CVE‑2022‑31613, CVE‑2022‑31616, CVE‑2022‑31617, CVE‑2022‑34665, CVE‑2022‑34666

Security Updates for NVIDIA GPU Windows Display Driver

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

Software Product Operating System Driver Branch Affected Driver Versions Updated Driver Version
GeForce Windows R515 All driver versions prior to 516.94 516.94
Windows 10 and 11 R470 All driver versions prior to 473.81 473.81
Windows 7 and 8.x R470 All driver versions prior to 473.81 for support of desktop Kepler-series GPUs 473.81
Studio Windows R515 All driver versions prior to 516.94 516.94
NVIDIA RTX/Quadro, NVS Windows R515 All driver versions prior to 516.94 516.94
R510 All driver versions prior to 513.46 513.46
R470 All driver versions prior to 473.81 473.81
Tesla Windows R515 All driver versions prior to 516.94 516.94
R510 All driver versions prior to 513.46 513.46
R470 All driver versions prior to 472.81 473.81
R450 All driver versions prior to 453.64 453.64

CVE IDs Addressed in Each Linux Driver Branch

The following table lists the CVE IDs addressed by the update in each Linux driver branch.

Linux Driver Branch CVE IDs Addressed
R515, R510, R470, R450, R390 CVE‑2022‑31607, CVE‑2022‑31608, CVE‑2022‑31615

Security Updates for NVIDIA GPU Linux Display Driver

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

Software Product Operating System Driver Branch Affected Driver Versions Updated Driver Version
GeForce Linux R515 All driver versions prior to 515.65.01 515.65.01
R510 All driver versions prior to 510.85.02 510.85.02
R470 All driver versions prior to 470.141.03 470.141.03
R390 All driver versions prior to 390.154 390.154
NVIDIA RTX, Quadro, NVS Linux R515 All driver versions prior to 515.65.01 515.65.01
R510 All driver versions prior to 510.85.02 510.85.02
R470 All driver versions prior to 470.141.03 470.141.03
R390 All driver versions prior to 390.154 390.154
Tesla Linux R515 All driver versions prior to 515.65.01 515.65.01
R510 All driver versions prior to 510.85.02 510.85.02
R470 All driver versions prior to 470.141.03 470.141.03
R450 All driver versions prior to 450.203.03 450.203.03
Notes:
  • Your computer hardware vendor may provide you with Windows GPU display driver versions including 516.54, 513.39, 473.70 and 453.64 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, NVIDIA recommends 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 that includes this security update. 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
vGPU Software Driver vGPU Software Driver
CVE‑2022‑31606
CVE‑2022‑31610
CVE‑2022‑31612
CVE‑2022‑31613
CVE‑2022‑31616
CVE‑2022‑31617
CVE‑2022‑34665
CVE‑2022‑34666
vGPU software (guest driver) Windows All versions prior to and including 14.1 512.78 14.2 513.46
All versions prior to and including 13.3 473.47 13.4 473.81
All versions prior to and including 11.8 453.51 11.9 453.64
CVE‑2022‑34665
CVE‑2022‑34666
CVE‑2022‑31613
vGPU software (guest driver) Linux All versions prior to and including 14.1 510.73.08 14.2 510.85.02
All versions prior to and including 13.3 470.129.06 13.4 470.141.03
All versions prior to and including 11.8 450.191.01 11.9 450.203.02
CVE‑2022‑31609
CVE‑2022‑31613
CVE‑2022‑31614
CVE‑2022‑34665
CVE‑2022‑34666
CVE‑2022‑31618
vGPU software (Virtual GPU Manager) Citrix Hypervisor,
VMware vSphere,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM
All versions prior to and including 14.1 510.73.06 14.2 510.85.03
All versions prior to and including 13.3 470.129.04 13.4 470.141.05
All versions prior to and including 11.8 450.191 11.9 450.203

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, NVIDIA recommends 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 that includes this security update. 

CVE IDs Addressed Software Product Operating System Affected Versions Updated Version
Cloud Gaming Software Driver Cloud Gaming Software Driver
CVE‑2022‑31606
CVE‑2022‑31610
CVE‑2022‑31612
CVE‑2022‑31613
CVE‑2022‑31616
CVE‑2022‑31617
CVE‑2022‑34665
CVE‑2022‑34666
NVIDIA Cloud Gaming (guest driver) Windows All versions prior to the August 2022 release All versions prior to 516.94 August 2022 release 516.94
CVE‑2022‑31607
CVE‑2022‑31613
CVE‑2022‑34665
CVE‑2022‑34666
NVIDIA Cloud Gaming (guest driver) Linux All versions prior to the August 2022 release All versions prior to 515.65.01 August 2022 release 515.65.01
CVE‑2022‑31607
CVE‑2022‑31609
CVE‑2022‑31613
CVE‑2022‑31614
CVE‑2022‑34665
CVE‑2022‑34666
NVIDIA Cloud Gaming(Virtual GPU Manager) Citrix Hypervisor,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM
All versions prior to the August 2022 release All versions prior to 515.65.01 August 2022 release 515.65.01

Acknowledgements

NVIDIA thanks the following people for reporting the issues to us:

  • CVE‑2022‑31606, CVE‑2022‑31612, CVE‑2022‑31616, and CVE‑2022‑31617 - Thierry Doré of Quarkslab
  • CVE‑2022‑31607 - Le Wu of Baidu Security
  • CVE‑2022‑31608 - Artem S. Tashkinov
  • CVE‑2022‑31615 - Tal Lossos

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Revision History

Revision Date Description
2.0 August 16, 2022 Updated the availability of updated drivers for GeForce and Studio on Windows and for all NVIDIA Cloud Gaming drivers
1.0 August 2, 2022 Initial release

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