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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities
24 October 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-6272 CVE-2017-6267 CVE-2017-6266
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USN-3461-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3461-1
23rd October, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 - Transitional package for libcuda1-384
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
CVE-2017-6257, CVE-2017-6259, CVE-2017-6266, CVE-2017-6267, CVE-2017-6272
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