NVIDIA GeForce Experience NVContainer link following

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A vulnerability was found in NVIDIA GeForce Experience (the affected version is unknown). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component NVContainer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a link following vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-59. The product attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

NVIDIA GeForce Experience contains a vulnerability in the NVContainer component, where a user without administrator privileges can create a symbolic link to a file that requires elevated privileges to write to or modify, which may lead to denial of service, escalation of privilege or limited data tampering.

The weakness was released 02/12/2023. It is possible to read the advisory at nvidia.custhelp.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-42292 since 10/03/2022. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

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

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at VDB-220304 and VDB-220315.





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Class: Link following

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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10/03/2022 🔍
02/12/2023 +132 days 🔍
02/12/2023 +0 days 🔍
03/10/2023 +26 days 🔍


Vendor: nvidia.com

Advisory: nvidia.custhelp.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-42292 (🔍)
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Created: 02/12/2023 11:28 AM
Updated: 03/10/2023 09:50 AM
Changes: 02/12/2023 11:28 AM (47), 03/10/2023 09:50 AM (11)
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