[security bulletin] HPSBHF02946 rev.2 - HP Servers with NVIDIA GPU Computing Driver, Elevation of Privilege May 16 2014 09:50PM
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HPSBHF02946 rev.2 - HP Servers with NVIDIA GPU Computing Driver, Elevation of

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

Release Date: 2014-05-09
Last Updated: 2014-05-16

Potential Security Impact: Elevation of privilege

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

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.
GPU type(s)

DL360 G7
Quadro 4000

SL390s G7
Tesla Models: M2050, M2070, M2070Q, M2075, M2090

DL160 Gen8
Quadro 4000

ML350p Gen8
Quadro 4000, Quadro 6000

DL360e Gen8
Quadro 4000

DL380e Gen8
Quadro 4000, Quadro 6000

SL250s Gen8
Tesla Models: M2070Q, M2075, M2090, K10, K20, K20X

SL270s Gen8
Tesla Models: 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 (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed]


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
either one of the following:
"Driver GPU Computing (NVIDIA)" for NVIDIA Tesla Models
Driver Graphics Nvidia for NVIDIA Quadro Models


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

Version:1 (rev.1) - 9 May 2014 Initial release
Version:2 (rev.2) - 16 May 2014 added descriptive text to obtain software,
added model names to the supported software table

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be
installed on systems running HP software products should be applied in
accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

Support: For issues about implementing the recommendations of this Security
Bulletin, contact normal HP Services support channel. For other issues about
the content of this Security Bulletin, send e-mail to security-alert (at) hp (dot) com. [email concealed]

Report: To report a potential security vulnerability with any HP supported
product, send Email to: security-alert (at) hp (dot) com [email concealed]

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Software Product Category: The Software Product Category is represented in
the title by the two characters following HPSB.

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

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