[QSA-0629233] NVIDIA driver vulnerabilities
Qlustar Security Advisory 0629233
June 29th, 2023
Package(s) : nvidia-graphics-drivers
Qlustar releases : 12.0, 13
Affected versions: All versions prior to this update
Vulnerability : Privilege escalation
Problem type : network
Qlustar-specific : no
CVE Id(s) : See list mentioned below.
Relevant to Qlustar 12.0 and 13
NVIDIA has released a software security update for their GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, information disclosure, and data tampering. The full list of fixes is listed here .
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following or more recent package versions:
For Qlustar 12.0 and 13
Special Update instructions:
In addition to the steps described in the general Qlustar Update Instructions these updates require the following:
- On Qlustar 12, also perform the following manual steps if you haven’t done so yet: Write the
dnsmasq and slurm config with QluMan before rebooting. If your cluster was installed with a
release earlier than 220.127.116.11-b546f1425 you will have to generate new LDAP certificates at
some point since the earlier ones were generated with a 1 year validity. Now they are
generated with an unlimited validity. To check the expiration date execute
# openssl x509 -dates -in /etc/ssl/certs/qlustar-ca-cert.pem | grep notAfter
To regenerate the certificate with unlimited validity execute
# qluman-ldap-cli --update-certs
before rebooting the whole cluster.
Please note that we no longer provide 12.x AlmaLinux 8 modules for Qlustar 12. If you want to use AlmaLinux 8 under Qlustar 12, please switch to the 13.x image modules and create a corresponding chroot for it.