Nvidia rooted by Linux graphics bug

Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 2:18 PM EST

Security researchers have published an exploit that highlights a long-standing security bug in Nvidia graphic drivers for Linux. Nvidia Driver For Linux v8774 and v8762 are subject to a buffer overflow bug that creates a means for hackers to inject hostile code as root. The bug might be exploited locally or remotely, providing malicious hackers are able to trick users into visiting a maliciously-constructed website.

At The Register.

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