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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   NVIDIA Driver Vendors:   NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA 3D Driver for Windows Named Pipe Access Control Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034173
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034173
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-7865   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 18 2015
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the NVIDIA 3D Driver. A remote authenticated or local user can gain elevated privileges.

The 3D Driver's 'Vision service' (nvSCPAPISvr.exe) creates a named pipe without proper access controls. A local user or a remote authenticated user can create a specially crafted run key entry to execute arbitrary command line statements with the privileges of the target user.

In a Windows Domain environment, a remote authenticated user with access to a domain-joined system can exploit this flaw within the joined domain.

James Forshaw of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated or local user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (341.92, 354.35, 358.87; for Windows).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3807/kw/security

Vendor URL:  nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3807/kw/security (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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