Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 07 January 2013 10:23

Nvidia fixes security flaw

Written by Nick Farrell



New driver released over the weekend


Graphics card maker Nvidia has released a new driver update to fix a particularly nasty security flaw.

The vulnerability was found in the Nvidia Display Driver service over Christmas by UK researcher Peter Winter-Smith. It allowed an attacker to gain super-user access to any system running the vulnerable driver software. The vulnerability allows a remote attacker with a valid domain account to gain super-user access to any desktop or laptop running the vulnerable service.

It was dubbed as a risk to organisations because it allowed attackers with a low-privileged account to gain super-access to their own system, which is always a bad thing, or to give the company a kick in the remote vectors. Driver version 310.90 addresses other bugs and brings performance increases for games and applications for a number of GPUs including the GeForce 400/500/600 Series. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration, Nvidia said.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments