[USN-2814-1] NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Nov 18 19:32:29 UTC 2015


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2814-1
November 18, 2015

nvidia-graphics-drivers-304, nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates,
nvidia-graphics-drivers-340, nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates,
nvidia-graphics-drivers-352, nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-304: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-340: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-352: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

Details:

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly sanitized
user mode inputs. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly gain
root privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10:
  nvidia-304                      304.131-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-304-updates              304.131-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-331                      340.96-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-331-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-340                      340.96-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-340-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-346                      352.63-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-346-updates              352.63-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-352                      352.63-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
  nvidia-352-updates              352.63-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

Ubuntu 15.04:
  nvidia-304                      304.131-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-304-updates              304.131-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-331                      340.96-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-331-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-340                      340.96-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-340-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-346                      352.63-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-346-updates              352.63-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-352                      352.63-0ubuntu0.15.04.1
  nvidia-352-updates              352.63-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  nvidia-304                      304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-304-updates              304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-331                      340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-331-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-340                      340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-340-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-346                      352.63-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-346-updates              352.63-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-352                      352.63-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
  nvidia-352-updates              352.63-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  nvidia-304                      304.131-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  nvidia-304-updates              304.131-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  nvidia-331-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  nvidia-340                      340.96-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  nvidia-340-updates              340.96-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2814-1
  CVE-2015-7869

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.131-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates/304.131-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.96-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates/340.96-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-352/352.63-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates/352.63-0ubuntu0.15.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.131-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates/304.131-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.96-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates/340.96-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-352/352.63-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates/352.63-0ubuntu0.15.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates/304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates/340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-352/352.63-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates/352.63-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.131-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates/304.131-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.96-0ubuntu0.12.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates/340.96-0ubuntu0.12.04.1


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