USN-3461-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

23 October 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • 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-384 - Transitional package for libcuda1-384

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-384 - 384.90-0ubuntu0.17.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
nvidia-384 - 384.90-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
nvidia-384 - 384.90-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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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