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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 11:45 PM - Thread Starter
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[Toms] Nvidia Fixes Security Flaws

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Nvidia released security patches for 12 high and medium-severity vulnerabilities in its GPU display driver, as well as the GeForce Experience (GFE) utility this week.

None of the bugs could be exploited remotely, so that should be a big sigh of relief for Nvidia GPU owners. However, the flaws could still allow for code execution, information disclosure, escalation of privilege and denial of service attacks when exploited locally. Without these patches, an attacker can use these to infect the user’s system via tactics such as convincing them to click on infected files sent via email or downloaded from hacked websites or ad networks.
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They're up over half a gig for a driver and it's a simple rule, the more code you create, the more vulnerabilities you create.


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They're up over half a gig for a driver and it's a simple rule, the more code you create, the more vulnerabilities you create.
Such is life. They keep adding (great) features like remote gaming, so it's not surprising.

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Such is life. They keep adding (great) features like remote gaming, so it's not surprising.
they've also done something that causes Experience to prevent certain titles from running on my PC. RDR2 being one of them.

it doesn't exist if i install JUST the driver via clean tool.

shield is legit though. it would be nice if it didn't require experience to function. Shield pro is one of the best Home Brew machines known to man, at the moment... aside from Switch 1.0 & PSP

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is it related to the Windows driver's security flaws? are these other security holes?
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Looks like the latest Linux drivers are unaffected, good to know it's Windows only as usual.

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