USN-4689-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

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It was discovered that the NVIDIA GPU display driver for the Linux kernel contained a vulnerability that allowed user-mode clients to access legacy privileged APIs. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. (CVE-2021-1052) It was discovered that the NVIDIA GPU display driver for the Linux kernel did not properly validate a pointer received from userspace in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2021-1053) Xinyuan Lyu discovered that the NVIDIA GPU display driver for the Linux kernel did not properly restrict device-level GPU isolation. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2021-1056)

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