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<glsa id="201206-19">
<title>NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in NVIDIA drivers may allow a local attacker to
gain escalated privileges.
<product type="ebuild">nvidia-drivers</product>
<announced>June 23, 2012</announced>
<revised>June 23, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">295.40</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">295.40</vulnerable>
<p>The NVIDIA drivers provide X11 and GLX support for NVIDIA graphic
<p>A vulnerability has been found in the way NVIDIA drivers handle
read/write access to GPU device nodes, allowing access to arbitrary
system memory locations.
<p>NOTE: Exposure to this vulnerability is reduced in Gentoo due to 660
permissions being used on the GPU device nodes by default.
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.</p>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All NVIDIA driver users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
<uri link="">CVE-2012-0946</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:15:12 +0000" tag="requester">ackle</metadata>
<metadata timestamp="Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:21:13 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>