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NVIDIA has today revealed a bunch of new vulnerabilities in the GPU drivers that affect both Linux and Windows.

Here's the the list of what directly affects Linux:

CVE IDs Description
CVE‑2021‑1076 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys or nvidia.ko) where improper access control may lead to denial of service, information disclosure, or data corruption.
CVE‑2021‑1077 NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows and Linux contains a vulnerability where the software uses a reference count to manage a resource that is incorrectly updated, which may lead to denial of service.

The driver versions you're going to want to have:

Driver Branch Affected Versions Updated Driver Version
R465 All versions prior to 465.24.02 465.24.02
R460 All versions prior to 460.73.01 460.73.01
R450 All versions prior to 450.119.03 450.119.03
R390 All versions prior to 390.143 390.143

From the information provided, it affects older GeForce cards as well as the newer RTX generation, plus Quadro / NVS too. So no matter what generation you're on, it's probably a good idea to get updating as soon as you can. Most distributions will have their own way of installing NVIDIA drivers, so it will depends on what you've got currently installed.

See the NVIDIA security page for more.

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Redface 23 Apr
Quoting: no_information_here
Quoting: RedfaceThe updates should be available soon.

Thanks for the info. Good to know it is in the works. My systems are not high-risk, but I am sure there are others that are.

I got the 460.73.01 drivers on my 20.04 system today.

And its upgraded for all releases from 18.04 up to the upcoming 21.10 impish idri, except for the eol ones:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-460
Quoting: RedfaceI got the 460.73.01 drivers on my 20.04 system today.
Me, too!
Quoting: no_information_here
Quoting: RedfaceI got the 460.73.01 drivers on my 20.04 system today.
Me, too!

Update came through for me as well.
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