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)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80025
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.