Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nvidia-graphics-drivers, nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates, nvidia-settings, nvidia-settings-updates vulnerability (USN-1799-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 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 incorrectly handled
large ARGB cursors. A local attacker could use this issue to gain root
privileges.

The NVIDIA graphics drivers have been updated to 304.88 to fix this
issue. In addition to the security fix, the updated packages contain
bug fixes, new features, and possibly incompatible changes.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65923 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58830

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0131

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