Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerability (USN-3173-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97852
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3173-1 fixed a vulnerability in nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 and nvidia-graphics-drivers-340. This update provides the corresponding update for nvidia-graphics-drivers-375.
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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected nvidia-367 and / or nvidia-375 packages.