Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display driver contains multiple vulnerabilities in the kernel mode layer handler

Answer ID 4462   |    Updated 09/25/2017 11:54 AM

NVIDIA GPU Display driver vulnerabilities may lead to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges


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Vulnerability Details

The following sections summarize the vulnerabilities and lists their CVSS risk assessments.

CVE-2017-0341

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgDdiEscape, where user provided input can trigger an access to a pointer that has not been initialized, which may lead 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-2017-0342

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler, where incorrect calculation may cause an invalid address access, which may lead 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-2017-0343

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where users can trigger a race condition because of lack of synchronization in two functions, which may lead to a 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-2017-0344

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgDdiEscape, which may allow users to gain access to arbitrary physical memory, leading to 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:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2017-0345

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgDdiEscape, where user-provided input used as an array size that is not correctly validated allows out-of-bound access in kernel memory and may lead 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-2017-0346

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where the size of an input buffer is not validated, which may lead 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-2017-0347

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 not correctly validated and used as the index to an array, which may lead 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-2017-0348

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler, where a NULL pointer dereference may lead 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-2017-0349

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 that is not correctly validated before it is dereferenced for a write operation may lead 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-2017-0350

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler, where a value passed from a user to the driver that is not correctly validated and used in an offset calculation may lead 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-2017-0351

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler where a NULL pointer dereference caused by invalid user input may lead 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-2017-0352

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the GPU firmware, where incorrect access control may allow CPU software to access sensitive GPU control registers, which may lead to an escalation of privileges.

CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: 7.4
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2017-0353

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for DxgDdiEscape where improper locking on certain conditions may lead to a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: 5.9
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2017-0354

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where a call to certain functions requiring lower IRQL can be made under raised IRQL, which may lead to a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: 5.1
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVE-2017-0355

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where it may access paged memory while holding a spin lock, which may lead to a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 5.6
CVSS Temporal Score: 5.1
CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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 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-2017-0341
CVE-2017-0342
CVE-2017-0343
CVE-2017-0344
CVE-2017-0345
CVE-2017-0346
CVE-2017-0347
CVE-2017-0348
CVE-2017-0349
CVE-2017-0353
CVE-2017-0354
CVE-2017-0355
GeForce
NVS
Quadro
Tesla
GRID
Graphics Driver Windows
CVE-2017-0350
CVE-2017-0351
CVE-2017-0352
GeForce
NVS
Quadro
Tesla
GRID
Graphics Driver Windows
Linux
FreeBSD
Solaris

Fixes

Download the fixes from the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page.

If you are an Enterprise Service customer using NVIDIA GRID, visit the NVIDIA Licensing Center to obtain NVIDIA GRID fixes.

Windows

370.12
Product Product Series OS Driver Branch 1st version that includes the fix
GeForce All Windows R381 382.05
Quadro, NVS All Windows R381 382.05
R375 377.35
Tesla All Windows R375 377.35
GRID GRID Series Windows R367 GRID Software 4.3
370.12

Linux

Product Product Series OS Driver Branch 1st version that includes the fix
GeForce All Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris R381 381.22
R375 375.66
Quadro, NVS All Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris R381 381.22
R375 375.66
Tesla All Linux R375 375.66
GRID GRID Series, GRID vGPU Linux, Citrix XenServer, and VMware vSphere R367 GRID Software 4.3
367.106

Mitigations

None.

Acknowledgements

None.

Revision History

Revision Date Description
2.1 September 25, 2017 Added information about how to obtain fixes for NVIDIA GRID products
2.0 June 5, 2017 Added information about affected NVIDIA GRID products
1.0 May 9, 2017 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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