ESB-2017.2683 - [Ubuntu] nvidia-384: Multiple vulnerabilities 2017-10-24

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                               ESB-2017.2683
                  NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities
                              24 October 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           nvidia-384
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise   -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-6272 CVE-2017-6267 CVE-2017-6266
                   CVE-2017-6259 CVE-2017-6257 

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3461-1

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USN-3461-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1

23rd October, 2017

nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 vulnerabilities

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 
version:

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 

To update your system, please follow these instructions: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2017-6257, CVE-2017-6259, CVE-2017-6266, CVE-2017-6267, CVE-2017-6272

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