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Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0407
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0407
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0407

Vulnerability Insight:
A vulnerability has been found in the nvidia proprietary driver that could be used to allow a local, non-privileged user to corrupt kernel memory. This could be used to gain local root privileges. A local user can issue a specially crafted IOCTL to write a 32-bit integer value stored in the kernel driver to a user-specified memory location, potentially in the kernel address space. The user has a limited ability to influence the value of the integer that is written. (CVE-2015-5950)

Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

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Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-5950
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBHF03513
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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