Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×

Submission + - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/08/nvidia_security_update/ (theregister.co.uk)

iComp writes: "Nvidia has plugged a critical flaw in its graphics card software that allowed hackers to gain "super-user" access to vulnerable PCs over a network.

The Nvidia GeForce display driver update, version 310.90, also features a number of other bug fixes and performance upgrades.

"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," HD Moore, the developer of Metasploit and chief security officer at Rapid7, told SecurityWeek.

"This flaw also allows an attacker (or rogue user) with a low-privileged account to gain super-access to their own system, but the real risk to enterprises is the remote vector," he added.

The critical privilege elevation flaw was discovered by UK security researcher Peter Winter-Smith."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/08/nvidia_security_update/

Comments Filter:

Did you know that for the price of a 280-Z you can buy two Z-80's? -- P.J. Plauger

Working...