Ubuntu 3240-1: NVIDIA graphics vulnerability

    Date20 Mar 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash under certain conditions.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3240-1
    March 21, 2017
    
    nvidia-graphics-drivers-304, nvidia-graphics-drivers-340, nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash under certain conditions.
    
    Software Description:
    - nvidia-graphics-drivers-304: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
    - nvidia-graphics-drivers-340: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
    - nvidia-graphics-drivers-375: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
    
    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-304                      304.135-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-304-updates              304.135-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-331                      340.102-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-331-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-340                      340.102-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-340-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-367                      375.39-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-375                      375.39-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      nvidia-current                  304.135-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      nvidia-304                      304.135-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-304-updates              304.135-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-331                      340.102-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-331-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-340                      340.102-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-340-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-367                      375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-375                      375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      nvidia-current                  304.135-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      nvidia-304                      304.135-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-304-updates              304.135-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-331                      340.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-331-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-340                      340.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-340-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-367                      375.39-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-375                      375.39-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      nvidia-current                  304.135-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      nvidia-304                      304.135-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      nvidia-304-updates              304.135-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      nvidia-331                      340.102-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      nvidia-331-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      nvidia-340                      340.102-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      nvidia-340-updates              340.102-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      nvidia-current                  304.135-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3240-1
      CVE-2017-0318
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.135-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.102-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.39-0ubuntu0.16.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.135-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.102-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.135-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.102-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-375/375.39-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-304/304.135-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-340/340.102-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
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