NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver DirectX11 User Mode Driver nvwgf2um/x.dll Shader memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver (Hardware Driver Software) (version unknown). Affected is some unknown processing in the library nvwgf2um/x.dll of the component DirectX11 User Mode Driver. The manipulation as part of a Shader leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver, all versions, contains a vulnerability in the DirectX11 user mode driver (nvwgf2um/x.dll), in which a specially crafted shader can cause an out of bounds access, which may lead to denial of service or code execution.

The weakness was disclosed 10/02/2020 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at nvidia.custhelp.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-5981 since 01/07/2020. The attack needs to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.5

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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01/07/2020 🔍
10/02/2020 +269 days 🔍
10/03/2020 +1 days 🔍
11/16/2020 +44 days 🔍


Vendor: nvidia.com

Advisory: nvidia.custhelp.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2020-5981 (🔍)
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Created: 10/03/2020 06:38 AM
Updated: 11/16/2020 11:15 AM
Changes: 10/03/2020 06:38 AM (39), 10/03/2020 06:43 AM (4), 11/15/2020 10:18 AM (4), 11/16/2020 11:09 AM (1), 11/16/2020 11:15 AM (14)
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