[security bulletin] HPSBHF02946 rev.1 - HP Servers with NVIDIA GPU Computing Driver, Elevation of Privilege

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-05-10T00:00:00



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Document ID: c04036775 Version: 1

HPSBHF02946 rev.1 - HP Servers with NVIDIA GPU Computing Driver, Elevation of Privilege

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2014-05-09 Last Updated: 2014-05-09

Potential Security Impact: Elevation of privilege

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain HP servers that use NVIDIA Computing GPU processors. The vulnerability could be exploited resulting in an elevation of privilege.

References: CVE-2013-5987, SSRT101355

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed. Server GPU type(s)

DL360 G7 Q4000

SL390s G7 M2050, M2070, M2070Q, M2075, M2090

DL160 Gen8 Q4000

ML350p Gen8 Q4000, Q6000

DL360e Gen8 Q4000

DL380e Gen8 Q4000, Q6000

SL250s Gen8 M2070Q, M2075, M2090, K10, K20, K20X

SL270s Gen8 M2070Q, M2075, M2090, K10, K20, K20X


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference Base Vector Base Score CVE-2013-5987 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) 6.6 =========================================================== Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002

The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks NVIDIA and Marcin Kocielnicki from the X.Org Foundation Nouveau project for reporting this issue to security-alert@hp.com.


HP has provided an updated NVIDIA firmware driver version that resolves the security vulnerability. Download the firmware driver from hp.com

Go to support and drivers. Search for the server model and then choose the operating system. Select "Driver - NVIDIA Computing."


For Windows choose the Driver NVIDIA Computing v3.21.01 or a subsequent version For Linux choose the Driver NVIDIA Computing v3.19.72 or a subsequent version

HISTORY Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 May 2014 Initial release

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3C = 3COM 3P = 3rd Party Software GN = HP General Software HF = HP Hardware and Firmware MP = MPE/iX MU = Multi-Platform Software NS = NonStop Servers OV = OpenVMS PI = Printing and Imaging PV = ProCurve ST = Storage Software TU = Tru64 UNIX UX = HP-UX

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