USN-3521-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability
09 January 2018
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 - NVIDIA binary X.Org driver
Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel
attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information, including kernel memory.
This update provides mitigations to address the issue, along with
compatibility fixes for the corresponding Linux kernel updates.
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.