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Vulnerability Assessment Details
NVIDIA binary graphics driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-03
(NVIDIA binary graphics driver: Privilege escalation vulnerability)
Rapid7 reported a boundary error in the NVIDIA binary graphics driver
that leads to a buffer overflow in the accelerated rendering
An X client could trigger the buffer overflow with a maliciously
crafted series of glyphs. A remote attacker could also entice a user to
open a specially crafted web page, document or X client that will
trigger the buffer overflow. This could result in the execution of
arbitrary code with root rights or at least in the crash of the X
Disable the accelerated rendering functionality in the Device section
of xorg.conf :
Option "RenderAccel" "false"
NVIDIA binary graphics driver users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8776"
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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