USN-2814-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability

18 November 2015

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly sanitized
user mode inputs. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly gain
root privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

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