Two vulnerabilities in NVIDIA drivers may allow a local attacker to gain escalated privileges.
|Package||x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 304.88|
|Unaffected versions||>= 304.88|
The NVIDIA drivers provide X11 and GLX support for NVIDIA graphic boards.
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in NVIDIA drivers:
NOTE: Exposure to CVE-2012-4225 is reduced in Gentoo due to 660 permissions being used on the GPU device nodes by default.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All NVIDIA driver users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.88"