2021-1096 | NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver Kernel Mode Layer nvlddmkm.sys DxgkDdiEscape null pointer dereference
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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver on Windows (Hardware Driver Software) (version unknown). Affected is the function
DxgkDdiEscape in the library nvlddmkm.sys of the component Kernel Mode Layer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. This is going to have an impact on availability. CVE summarizes:
NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the NVIDIA kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape where dereferencing a NULL pointer may lead to a system crash.
The weakness was presented 07/22/2021. The advisory is shared for download at nvidia.custhelp.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2021-1096 since 11/12/2020. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. Required for exploitation is a authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.
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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