2021-1098 | NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager vGPU Privilege Escalation
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A vulnerability has been found in NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager up to 8.7/11.4/12.2 and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component vGPU. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:
NVIDIA vGPU software contains a vulnerability in the Virtual GPU Manager (vGPU plugin), where it doesn’t release some resources during driver unload requests from guests. This flaw allows a malicious guest to perform operations by reusing those resources, which may lead to information disclosure, data tampering, or denial of service. This affects vGPU version 12.x (prior to 12.3), version 11.x (prior to 11.5) and version 8.x (prior 8.8).
The weakness was published 07/21/2021. It is possible to read the advisory at nvidia.custhelp.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2021-1098 since 11/12/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.
Upgrading to version 8.8, 11.5 or 12.3 eliminates this vulnerability.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4
Status: Not defined
0-Day Time: 🔒
Upgrade: Virtual GPU Manager 8.8/11.5/12.3
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