Ubuntu 4404-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

    Date 25 Jun 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in NVIDIA graphics drivers.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4404-1
    June 25, 2020
    nvidia-graphics-drivers-390, nvidia-graphics-drivers-440 vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in NVIDIA graphics drivers.
    Software Description:
    - nvidia-graphics-drivers-390: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
    - nvidia-graphics-drivers-440: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
    Thomas E. Carroll discovered that the NVIDIA Cuda grpahics driver did not
    properly perform access control when performing IPC. An attacker could use
    this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    It was discovered that the UVM driver in the NVIDIA graphics driver
    contained a race condition. A local attacker could use this to cause a
    denial of service. (CVE-2020-5967)
    It was discovered that the NVIDIA virtual GPU guest drivers contained
    an unspecified vulnerability that could potentially lead to privileged
    operation execution. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of
    service. (CVE-2020-5973)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390   390.138-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-440   440.100-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390   390.138-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-440   440.100-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390   390.138-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
      xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-440   440.100-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2020-5963, CVE-2020-5967, CVE-2020-5973
    Package Information:

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