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<glsa id="201402-02">
<title>NVIDIA Drivers: Privilege Escalation</title>
<synopsis>A NVIDIA drivers bug allows unprivileged user-mode software to
access the GPU inappropriately, allowing for privilege escalation.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">nvidia-drivers</product>
<announced>February 02, 2014</announced>
<revised>March 13, 2014: 3</revised>
<bug>493448</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">331.20</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">319.76</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">304.116</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">304.119</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">304.121</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">331.20</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>The NVIDIA drivers provide X11 and GLX support for NVIDIA graphic
boards.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>The vulnerability is caused due to the driver allowing unprivileged
user-mode software to access the GPU.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 331 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"&gt;=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-331.20"
</code>
<p>All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 319 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"&gt;=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-319.76"
</code>
<p>All NVIDIA Drivers users using the 304 branch should upgrade to the
latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"&gt;=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.116"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-5986">CVE-2013-5986</uri>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-5987">CVE-2013-5987</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:12:07 +0000">
BlueKnight
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:49:59 +0000">
BlueKnight
</metadata>
</glsa>