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
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.