USN-4935-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

04 May 2021

Several security issues were fixed in NVIDIA graphics drivers.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that the NVIDIA GPU display driver for the Linux kernel
incorrectly performed access control. A local attacker could use this issue
to cause a denial of service, expose sensitive information, or escalate
privileges. (CVE-2021-1076)

It was discovered that the NVIDIA GPU display driver for the Linux kernel
incorrectly performed reference counting. A local attacker could use this
issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2021-1077)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to
make all the necessary changes.