[USN-3904-1] NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability


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From: Marc Deslauriers
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Subject: [USN-3904-1] NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3904-1
March 07, 2019

nvidia-graphics-drivers-390 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 18.10
– Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
– nvidia-graphics-drivers-390: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

Details:

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly handled th=
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GPU performance counters. A local attacker could possibly use this issue =
to
access the application data processed on the GPU.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390 390.116-0ubuntu0.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390 390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3904-1
CVE=E2=80=912018=E2=80=916260

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-390/390.116-=
0ubuntu0.18.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-390/390.116-=
0ubuntu0.18.04.1

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