A vulnerability has been discovered in the NVIDIA graphic drivers, allowing for a Denial of Service.
|Package||x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers on all architectures|
|Affected versions||= 100.14.06|
|Unaffected versions||>= 71.86.01
revision >= 1.0.7185
revision >= 1.0.9639
The NVIDIA drivers provide support for NVIDIA graphic boards.
Gregory Shikhman discovered that the default Gentoo setup of NVIDIA drivers creates the /dev/nvidia* with insecure file permissions.
A local attacker could send arbitrary values into the devices, possibly resulting in hardware damage on the graphic board or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All NVIDIA drivers users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers"
August 19, 2007
October 11, 2007: 03