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Old 04-06-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Security Alert regarding Nividia Drivers from The Hacker News


The Hacker News just posted notification of a flaw allowing denial of service attacks through x server root privileges.

http://news.thehackernews.com/nvidia...-vulnerability

Please advise me if I posted this in the correct venue
 
Old 04-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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Nvidia explains "NoScanout" mode here: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3290 ("UseDisplayDevice" appears to be used for reordering device assignment like CRT's first, then TVs) and apparently they've fixed it already. I'll ask for this to be moved to the News section as it would be more appropriate there IMHO, you don't have to do anything.
 
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