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‑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.