Re: *Serious* security problem with nVidia binary driver

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This bug was fixed in NVIDIA's 1.0-9625 driver release (last month):

On 10/16/06, Andy Green <[email protected]> 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."  ...''

Good time to try the nv driver!

L. Friedman                                    [email protected]

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