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MDKSA-2007:007: nvidia

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the nvidia package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2007:007 (nvidia).

A vulnerability in the NVIDIA Xorg driver was discovered by Derek
Abdine who found that it did not correctly verify the size of buffers
used to render text glyphs, resulting in a crash of the server when
displaying very long strings of text. If a user was tricked into
viewing a specially crafted series of glyphs, this flaw could be
exploited to run arbitrary code with root rights.
This vulnerability exists in driver versions 1.0-8762 and 1.0-8774 and
is corrected in 1.0-8776 which is being provided with this update.
The packages can be found in the non-free/updates media.

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:007
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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