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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200708-14 ] NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service (GLSA 200708-14)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: August 19, 2007
Updated: October 11, 2007
Bug(s): #183567
ID: 200708-14

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in the NVIDIA graphic drivers, allowing for a Denial of Service.

Background

The NVIDIA drivers provide support for NVIDIA graphic boards.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
Vulnerable: = 100.14.06
Unaffected: >= 71.86.01
Unaffected: >= 1.0.7185 < 1.0.7186
Unaffected: >= 1.0.9639 < 1.0.9640
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Gregory Shikhman discovered that the default Gentoo setup of NVIDIA drivers creates the /dev/nvidia* with insecure file permissions.

Impact

A local attacker could send arbitrary values into the devices, possibly resulting in hardware damage on the graphic board or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All NVIDIA drivers users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers"


References

CVE-2007-3532


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