Local root exploit in NVidia driver
Posted Oct 17, 2006 6:47 UTC (Tue) by rsidd
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
I seem to be missing something here, but -- with everyone wailing about how NVidia's closed-source driver endangers them -- who is endangered by a local root exploit? Only multi-user machines with untrusted users. So don't run NVidia drivers on such machines. In many cases, X may not be needed at all, and if it is needed, use vesa or the free nv driver. In what situation will one need to give untrusted users 3D acceleration?
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