USN-1420-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability
11 April 2012
NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- nvidia-graphics-drivers - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-173-updates - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers could be reconfigured to
gain access to arbitrary system memory. A local attacker could use this
issue to possibly gain root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.