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Windows: privilege escalation via NVIDIA Display Driver
Synthesis of the vulnerability
A local attacker can use an NVIDIA Display Driver on Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable systems: Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Consequences of an attack: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights.
Pirate's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 03/03/2015.
Références of this weakness: 3634, CERTFR-2015-AVI-083, CVE-2015-1170, VIGILANCE-VUL-16292.
Description of the vulnerability
NVIDIA products require a driver which have to be installed on Windows:
- GeForce Notebook, Quadro, NVS Notebook
- GeForce Desktop
- Quadro, NVS Workstation
- GRID baremetal, GPU passthrough
- GRID virtual GPU (vGPU)
However, an attacker can use this driver, to access to privileged resources.
A local attacker can therefore use an NVIDIA Display Driver on Windows, in order to escalate his privileges.
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