NVIDIA has released security updates to address a dozen vulnerabilities in GPU display drivers and vGPU software, some of them could lead to code execution.
“NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, or information disclosure.” reads the security advisory published by NVIDIA.
“To protect your system, download and install this software update through the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page or, for the vGPU software update, through the NVIDIA Licensing Portal.”
One of the most severe vulnerabilities affecting the GPU drivers is the CVE‑2020‑5962 that affects the NVIDIA GPU display driver, it could be exploited by a local attacker to elevate privileges or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.