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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.131104
Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0407
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0407
Description:Summary:
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)

Solution:
Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

CVSS Score:
6.9

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-5950
HPdes Security Advisory: HPSBHF03513
https://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04815468
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1033662
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2747-1
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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