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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


NVIDIA Shield TV Experience prior to v8.0, NVIDIA Tegra bootloader contains a vulnerability in nvtboot where the Trusted OS image is improperly authenticated, which may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure, code execution, denial of service, or escalation of privileges

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published