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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-6248: Security patch for nvidia (ALAS-2018-991)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-6248: Security patch for nvidia (ALAS-2018-991)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
04/02/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/06/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for DxgkDdiEscape where the software uses a sequential operation to read or write a buffer, but it uses an incorrect length value that causes it to access memory that is outside of the bounds of the buffer which may lead to denial of service or possible escalation of privileges.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nvidia

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nvidia

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