Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nvidia-graphics-drivers, nvidia-graphics-drivers-173, nvidia-graphics-drivers-173-updates, nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates vulnerability (USN-1523-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers could be
reconfigured to gain access to arbitrary system memory. A local
attacker could use this issue to gain root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61445 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54772