Security Bulletin: NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains multiple vulnerabilities in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape

Answer ID 4257   |    Updated 05/15/2017 10:55 AM

Windows GPU Driver Vulnerabilities in the kernel layer may lead to denial of service


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Vulnerability Details

CVE-2016-8813

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where multiple pointers are used without checking for NULL, leading to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.9
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8814

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where multiple pointers are used without checking for NULL, leading to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.7
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8815

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where a value passed from a user to the driver is used without validation as the index to an array, leading to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.9
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8816

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where a value passed from a user to the driver is used without validation as the index to an array, leading to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.7
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8817

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where a value passed from a user to the driver is used without validation as the size input to memcpy(), causing a buffer overflow, leading to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.7
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8818

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where a pointer passed from a user to the driver is used without validation, leading to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.9
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8819

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where a handle to a kernel object may be returned to the user, leading to possible denial of service or escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.9
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2016-8820

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where a check on a function return value is missing, potentially allowing an uninitialized value to be used as the source of a strcpy() call, leading to denial of service or information disclosure.

CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: 5.9
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:U

NVIDIA’s risk assessment is based on an average of risk across a diverse set of installed systems and may not represent the true risk of your local installation. NVIDIA recommends consulting a local security or IT professional to evaluate the risk of your specific configuration. NVIDIA doesn't know of any exploits to these issues at this time.

Affected Products

CVE Product Impacted Installed Component OS

CVE-2016-8813 through CVE-2016-8820

Quadro
NVS
GeForce
Tesla
GRID
Graphics Driver Windows

Fixes

You can download the fixes from the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page.

Product Product Series OS Branch First Version Including all the Fixes
Quadro
NVS
All Windows R375 375.63
R340 342.00
Tesla All Windows R367 369.73
GeForce All Windows R375 375.63
GeForce GPUs with Tesla architecture Windows R340 342.00
GRID  GRID Series  Windows  R367 GRID Software 4.1
369.71
R361 GRID Software 3.3
363.42
R352 GRID Software 2.5
356.60

Mitigations

None

Acknowledgements

None

Revision History

Revision Date Description
3.0 March 9, 2017 Added information about fixes available for affected NVIDIA GRID products
2.1 January 11, 2017 Corrected a typographical error in the name of the DxgkDdiEscape function
2.0 January 4, 2017 Added information about fixes available for affected NVIDIA GRID products
1.0 November 18, 2016 Initial release

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know what driver version I have installed?

  1. Launch Windows Device Manager.
  2. Select Display Adapters.
  3. Select the NVIDIA GPU node and right-click.
  4. Go to the Driver tab.

The driver version can be deciphered as shown in the following examples: 10.18.13.6472 is 364.72 and 10.18.13.472 is 304.72

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