"Report" of fix unclear
Posted Oct 17, 2006 0:24 UTC (Tue) by drag
In reply to: "Report" of fix unclear
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
The open source ATI driver _should_ support it, unless there is some bug that prevents it from happenning, I think.
I don't have a dual monitor setup anymore so I don't know if it's do-able.
on a unrelated-to-your-reply note
What people need to realise is that with Linux you can't depend on closed source drivers to keep your system secure and stable.
This Nvidia bug has been known since 2004. It took until July 2006 before Nvidia aknowledged it and they may or may not have fixed it with the beta release.
This thing is potentionally a remote root exploit...
I remember similar issues being brought up about the state of wireless drivers for Windows and OS X. Linux is not invunerable from those problems either when it comes to closed source wireless drivers.
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