USN-3173-2: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability

21 March 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description

  • nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 - NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

Details

USN-3173-1 fixed a vulnerability in nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 and nvidia-graphics-drivers-340. This update provides the corresponding update for nvidia-graphics-drivers-375.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers contained a flaw in the kernel mode layer. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
nvidia-367 - 375.39-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
nvidia-375 - 375.39-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
nvidia-367 - 375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
nvidia-375 - 375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
nvidia-367 - 375.39-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
nvidia-375 - 375.39-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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