Author Topic: Latest nVidia drivers plug old security holes  (Read 880 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline steve58

  • Landsknecht
  • *******
  • Posts: 4392
Latest nVidia drivers plug old security holes
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:09:37 AM »
While the holes were plugged by new drivers in July, Nvidia only posted a security bulletin about them a few days ago. This explains that older drivers suffer several “issues that may lead to local code execution, denial of service, or escalation of privileges.” So rotters might be able to run commands and programs on your PC, screw with it, get admin access, and so on. Bad things. Some of them can be exploited just through a carefully-crafted shader.

If you’re running a GeForce card on drivers older than version 431.60, the set Nvidia released on July 23rd, you should update. You can download new drivers from Nvidia’s site or through the GeForce Experience updater thing.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time.   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)