"Report" of fix unclear
Posted Oct 16, 2006 22:43 UTC (Mon) by AJWM
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
The reported fix in beta versions is a fix for a bug causing a driver crash. The release notes do not specifically mention the exploit. The beta may or may not fix the exploit, independent test results are not in.
I've seen several references that Lonni Friedman, who authored the message linked to as the report on the beta fix, works in PR for Nvidia, although the email itself has a gmail address.
Since the source is closed, verifying the fix is kinda tough.
Myself, I run graphics hardware based on the latest chip for which ATI released the specs (9250), (Nvidia has never released specs) using open source drivers.
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