2021-1095 | NVIDIA GPU Display Driver Kernel Mode Layer nvlddmkm.sys denial of service
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A vulnerability has been found in NVIDIA GPU Display Driver on Windows/Linux (Hardware Driver Software) (affected version unknown) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality in the library nvlddmkm.sys of the component Kernel Mode Layer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:
NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handlers for all control calls with embedded parameters where dereferencing an untrusted pointer may lead to denial of service.
The weakness was presented 07/22/2021. It is possible to read the advisory at nvidia.custhelp.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-1095 since 11/12/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The successful exploitation needs a single authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1499 according to MITRE ATT&CK.
There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.5
Status: Not defined
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