This issue is documented in the CVE database with CVE-2018-5407 and is rated as ‘critical’. This update also fixes a flashing issue with the nvidia-settings application on Linux where the screen may flicker while setting the display via nvidia-settings. This update also fixes an issue with the X server on Linux where the X server may crash when starting a virtual console. Additionally, this update fixes an issue with the NVIDIA user-space driver on Linux where if a program using libnvidia-cfg (e.g. nvidia-settings) is run with elevated privileges, a local user can cause a denial of service by leveraging the ability to access elevated system functions. Users of the NVIDIA GPU on Windows are encouraged to update their software to mitigate these issues.
NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards are not vulnerable.
NVIDIA GPU Device Detection and Bus Configuration
The NVIDIA driver has been updated to address the following vulnerabilities with CVE-2018-5407 and CVE-2022-34665.
CVE-2018-5407 - A denial of service vulnerability in NVIDIA Display Driver.
CVE-2022-34665 - A vulnerability in NVIDIA GPU Device Detection and Bus Configuration that could allow a local user to cause a denial of service by leveraging the ability to access elevated system functions.
NVIDIA Display Driver Versions Affected
NVIDIA Display Driver versions 384.xx, 384.xx, 384.xx, 384.xx, 384.xx, 384.xx
NVIDIA GPU Driver Security Updates
NVIDIA has released updated drivers that addresses the following security vulnerabilities: CVE-2018-5407, CVE-2022-34665, and CVE-2019-5625.
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