USN-3461-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1

23rd 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 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.

References

CVE-2017-6257, CVE-2017-6259, CVE-2017-6266, CVE-2017-6267, CVE-2017-6272