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NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

  • Vendor: Ubuntu
  • Vendor ID: USN-3305-1
  • Date: May 31, 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3305-1
May 31, 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash or run programs as an
administrator.

Software Description:
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-375: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

Details:

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers contained flaws in the
kernel mode layer. A local attacker could use these issues to cause a denial of
service or potentially escalate their privileges on the system.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04:
nvidia-367 375.66-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
nvidia-375 375.66-0ubuntu0.17.04.1

Ubuntu 16.10:
nvidia-367 375.66-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
nvidia-375 375.66-0ubuntu0.16.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
nvidia-367 375.66-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
nvidia-375 375.66-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
nvidia-367 375.66-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
nvidia-375 375.66-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3305-1
CVE-2017-0350, CVE-2017-0351, CVE-2017-0352

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.66-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.66-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.66-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.66-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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