[USN-3662-1] NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

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[USN-3662-1] NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers-3
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3662-1
May 29, 2018

nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- 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: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

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 17.10:
  nvidia-384                      384.130-0ubuntu0.17.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  nvidia-384                      384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  nvidia-384                      384.130-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3662-1
  CVE-2018-6249, CVE-2018-6253

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.130-0ubuntu0.17.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.130-0ubuntu0.14.04.1


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