Bug#886852: NVidia driver : upgrade to version 384.111

Phil Wyett philwyett at kathenas.org
Thu Jan 11 12:40:15 UTC 2018

On Wed, 2018-01-10 at 23:58 +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2018-01-10 15:25, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> > I'm a little confused as what their blobs could possible have to do
> > with spectre/meltdown to be honest
> meltdown does not seem to be an issue, but for spectre it is not
> neccessarily the GPU bits being fixed, but the CPU side of the driver -
> which can run untrusted user supplied code (e.g. compiling shaders) ...
> that could be comparable to the sandboxed javascript in the browser
> accessing all the browser memory.
> > - but in general it sounds like a
> > good idea to move 384 to stable-p-u, since it's won't be the last CVE
> > we get and as you said 375 is dead and buried.
> > 
> > Andreas, what do you think?
> Just uploaded to stretch-backports, will need to go through backports-new.
> Untested on my side - please try it out :-)
> Andreas

Running this driver version built locally with the following (system marked) two
no longer needed packages purged.


No issues thus far.



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