Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerability (USN-3173-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-3173-1 fixed a vulnerability in nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 and
nvidia-graphics-drivers-340. This update provides the corresponding
update for nvidia-graphics-drivers-375.

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.

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 nvidia-367 and / or nvidia-375 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97852 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8826

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