Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : nvidia-graphics-drivers-304, nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates, nvidia-graphics-drivers-331, nvidia-graphics-drivers-331-updates vulnerabilities (USN-2438-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly handled
GLX indirect rendering support. An attacker able to connect to an X
server, either locally or remotely, could use these issues to cause
the X server to crash or execute arbitrary code resulting in possible
privilege escalation.

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 : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80025 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71597

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8091

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