Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 and nvidia-graphics-drivers-340 vulnerability (USN-3173-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96605


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


It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers contained a flaw in the kernel mode layer. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96605

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3173-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/18

Modified: 2017/02/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-340, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-340-updates, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-current, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2017/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8826

OSVDB: 148773

USN: 3173-1