Windows 10: Nvidia warns that GPU drivers contains multiple vulnerabilities

  1. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       16 May 2017 #1

    Nvidia warns that GPU drivers contains multiple vulnerabilities


    Vulnerability details: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4462


    Looks like it's time to make sure your GPU drivers are updated.


    All versions of the NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contain a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgDdiEscape where user provided input can trigger an access to a pointer that has not been initialized which may lead to denial of service or potential escalation of privileges.


    • For Windows Users everything before 382.05 [GeForce Branch] and 377.35 [Quadro Branch] is vulnerable to all the exploits described in the article.
    • For Linux Users everything before 381.22 [GeForce Branch] and 375.66 [Quadro Branch] is vulnerable to all the exploits described in the article.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       17 May 2017 #2

    Thanks for the heads up Brian!

    This is one reason, for even non-gamers(like me), to keep GeForce Experience installed.
    You won't miss a driver update, which includes security updates.
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  3. Stephanie's Avatar
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       17 May 2017 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Brian!

    This is one reason, for even non-gamers(like me), to keep GeForce Experience installed.
    You won't miss a driver update, which includes security updates.
    I use GeForce Experience, Its so much easier then hunting drivers :)
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  4.    17 May 2017 #4

    Yeah. But nVidia isn't talking about how crappy performance is for newer releases. They are only focused on newest titles and sometimes, they fumble it up.

    I have a GTX 1070 and my performance seems to go down the hill everytime I update nVidia drivers. I am currently using Windows Update ones (378.78) that are already worse performers than previous ones. 382.05 are even worse. I am not playing latest games titles mind you.
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  5. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       17 May 2017 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Brian!

    This is one reason, for even non-gamers(like me), to keep GeForce Experience installed.
    You won't miss a driver update, which includes security updates.
    No problem Cliff. Better safe than sorry, for sure.
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