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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3173-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3173-2
Posted Mar 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3173-2 - 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. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-8826
MD5 | e13a9f72df6aca19c0a929ae844007b4

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3173-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3173-2
March 21, 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerability
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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

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3173-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3173-1
CVE-2016-8826

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.39-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.39-0ubuntu0.14.04.1


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