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NVIDIA UNIX driver -- remote denial of service or arbitrary code execution

Affected packages
nvidia-driver < 340.65
nvidia-driver-304 < 304.125
nvidia-driver-173 <= 173.14.35_3
nvidia-driver-96 <= 96.43.23_2
nvidia-driver-71 <= 71.86.15_4


VuXML ID fdf72a0e-8371-11e4-bc20-001636d274f3
Discovery 2014-12-03
Entry 2014-12-14

NVIDIA Unix security team reports:

The GLX indirect rendering support supplied on NVIDIA products is subject to the recently disclosed X.Org vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-8093, CVE-2014-8098) as well as internally identified vulnerabilities (CVE-2014-8298).

Depending on how it is configured, the X server typically runs with raised privileges, and listens for GLX indirect rendering protocol requests from a local socket and potentially a TCP/IP port. The vulnerabilities could be exploited in a way that causes the X server to access uninitialized memory or overwrite arbitrary memory in the X server process. This can cause a denial of service (e.g., an X server segmentation fault), or could be exploited to achieve arbitrary code execution.


CVE Name CVE-2014-8093
CVE Name CVE-2014-8098
CVE Name CVE-2014-8298