USN-3461-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1
23rd October, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 - Transitional package for libcuda1-384
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- 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.