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


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


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.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80025

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2438-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-304, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-304-updates, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-331, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-331-updates, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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: 2014/12/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8091, CVE-2014-8098, CVE-2014-8298

BID: 71597, 71606

OSVDB: 115603, 115609

USN: 2438-1