[USN-3173-2] NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability

Tyler Hicks tyhicks at canonical.com
Tue Mar 21 02:09:13 UTC 2017


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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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