Root is just gravy
Posted Oct 17, 2006 7:29 UTC (Tue) by xoddam
In reply to: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
> who is endangered by a local root exploit?
> Only multi-user machines with untrusted users.
Apparently a malicious web page can cause the X server to crash the
kernel by exploiting the nvidia driver bug, without even compromising the
Web browsers and other network-connected applications run as local X
clients on most workstations. Compromise the browser and you've already
compromised the user. Root is just gravy.
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