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Re: *Serious* security problem with nVidia binary driver



This bug was fixed in NVIDIA's 1.0-9625 driver release (last month):
http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_rel70betadriver.html

On 10/16/06, Andy Green <andy warmcat com> wrote:
''A recent security advisory announced today by Rapid7 explains, "the
NVIDIA Binary Graphics Driver for Linux is vulnerable to a buffer
overflow that allows an attacker to run arbitrary code as root. This bug
can be exploited both locally or remotely (via a remote X client or an X
client which visits a malicious web page). A working proof-of-concept
root exploit is attached to this advisory."  ...''

http://kerneltrap.org/node/7228

Good time to try the nv driver!

-Andy

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