Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : nvidia-graphics-drivers-304, nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates, nvidia-graphics-drivers-340, nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates, nvidia-graphics-drivers-346, nvidia-graphics-drivers-346-updates, jockey vulnerability (USN-2747-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86189
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDario Weisser discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly handled certain IOCTL writes. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly gain root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.