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


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


Dario 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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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86189

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2747-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/29

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:jockey-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-304, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-304-updates, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-340, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-340-updates, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-346, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-346-updates, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5950

OSVDB: 128139

USN: 2747-1