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

High Nessus Plugin ID 65923


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65923

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1799-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/11

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-current, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-current-updates, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-settings, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-settings-updates, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0131

BID: 58830

OSVDB: 91949

USN: 1799-1