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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2016-7389

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

For the NVIDIA Quadro, NVS, GeForce, and Tesla products, NVIDIA GPU Display Driver on Linux R304 before 304.132, R340 before 340.98, R367 before 367.55, R361_93 before 361.93.03, and R370 before 370.28 contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvidia.ko) handler for mmap() where improper input validation may allow users to gain access to arbitrary physical memory, leading to an escalation of privileges.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published