Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nvidia-graphics-drivers-304, nvidia-graphics-drivers-340, nvidia-graphics-drivers-375 vulnerability (USN-3240-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97857


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: 97857

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3240-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/21

Modified: 2017/05/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4

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

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


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

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-367, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-375, 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0318

OSVDB: 152157

USN: 3240-1