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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3461-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-6257, CVE-2017-6259, CVE-2017-6266, CVE-2017-6267, CVE-2017-6272
MD5 | b36d6a3043d7c58c72e12d941ea51360

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1
October 23, 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 vulnerabilities
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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

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3461-1
CVE-2017-6257, CVE-2017-6259, CVE-2017-6266, CVE-2017-6267,
CVE-2017-6272

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.90-0ubuntu0.17.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.90-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.90-0ubuntu0.14.04.1


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