Gamer Alert: Serious Nvidia Flaw Plagues Graphics Driver

    Gamer Alert: Serious Nvidia Flaw Plagues Graphics Driver

    Gamer Alert: Serious Nvidia Flaw Plagues Graphics Driver

    Several flaws found in Nvidia's graphics drivers could enable denial of service, remote code execution and other malicious attacks.

    Posted: 02 Mar 2020
    Nvidia issued patches for high-severity vulnerabilities in its graphics driver, which can be exploited by a local attacker to launch denial-of-service (DoS) or remote code-execution attacks.

    Nvidia’s graphics processing unit (GPU) display driver is used in devices targeted for enthusiast gamers; it’s the software component that enables the device’s operating system and programs to use its high-level graphics hardware. Specifically impacted are display drivers used in GeForce, Quadro and Tesla-branded GPUs for Windows.

    The most severe flaw exists in the control panel component of the graphics driver, which is a utility program helping users monitor and adjust the settings of their graphics adapter. According to Nvidia in its security advisory, published Friday, an attacker with local system access can corrupt a system file in the control panel, which would lead to DoS or escalation of privileges.

    The vulnerability (CVE‑2020‑5957) ranks 8.4 out of 10.0 on the CVSS scale, making it high-severity.
    Gamer Alert: Serious Nvidia Flaw Plagues Graphics Driver | Threatpost
    Golden's Avatar Posted By: Golden
    02 Mar 2020


 

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