ESB-2018.1617 - [Linux][Ubuntu] nvidia-384: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-05-30

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                               ESB-2018.1617
                  NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities
                                30 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           nvidia-384
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service    -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6253 CVE-2018-6249 

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3662-1

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running nvidia-384 check for an updated version of the software for
         their operating system.

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USN-3662-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

29 May 2018

nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  o Ubuntu 17.10
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

  o 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

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

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

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