CVE-2021-1053

Published: 07 January 2021

NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux, all versions, contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape or IOCTL in which improper validation of a user pointer may lead to denial of service.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the NVIDIA GPU display driver for the Linux kernel did not properly validate a pointer received from userspace in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
nvidia-graphics-drivers-390
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Pending
(418.181.07-0ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)
Released (418.181.07-0ubuntu0.20.10.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (418.181.07-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (418.181.07-0ubuntu0.18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Ignored
(superseded by 450-server)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Ignored
(superseded by 450-server)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Ignored
(superseded by 450-server)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(superseded by 450-server)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

nvidia-graphics-drivers-450
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu0.20.10.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu0.18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

nvidia-graphics-drivers-450-server
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Pending
(450.102.04-0ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu0.20.10.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (450.102.04-0ubuntu0.18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

nvidia-graphics-drivers-455
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Ignored

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Ignored
(not available)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Ignored
(not available)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Ignored
(not available)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Ignored
(not available)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

nvidia-graphics-drivers-460
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)
Released (460.32.03-0ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)
Released (460.32.03-0ubuntu0.20.10.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (460.32.03-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (460.32.03-0ubuntu0.18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Notes

AuthorNote
amurray CVE-2021-1052 and CVE-2021-1053 affect the following NVIDIA driver series: 450, 455, 418-server, 440-server, 450-server
sbeattie Does not affect 390 series drivers.
sbeattie NVIDIA series 455 are superseded by the 460 series. NVIDIA series 440-server are superseded by the 450-server series.

References

Bugs