CVE-2012-4225

NameCVE-2012-4225
DescriptionNVIDIA UNIX graphics driver before 295.71 and before 304.32 allows local users to write to arbitrary physical memory locations and gain privileges by modifying the VGA window using /dev/nvidia0.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs684781

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nvidia-graphics-drivers (PTS)wheezy/non-free304.131-1fixed
jessie/non-free340.102-1fixed
stretch/non-free375.82-1~deb9u1fixed
buster/non-free, sid/non-free384.111-4fixed
nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-173xx (PTS)wheezy/non-free173.14.35-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nvidia-graphics-driverssource(unstable)304.37-1high684781
nvidia-graphics-driverssourcesqueeze195.36.31-6squeeze2high
nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-173xxsource(unstable)173.14.35-3high

Notes

[squeeze] - nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-173xx <no-dsa> (Non-free not supported)
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2012/Aug/4
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3140

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