Write to NVIDIA
Posted Oct 17, 2006 10:04 UTC (Tue) by cate
In reply to: Write to NVIDIA
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
The exploits of Debian server, IIRC, was two kernel bugs. IIRC one was discovered with forensic of the debian exploit. So I agree, also open sources have zero-day exploits.
But IIRC there was some studies about drivers, and the majority of binary drivers was coded in a very very bad manner (and not only Linux drivers).
Linux have specialized people with good kernel skills in design, features and common problems. Unfortunately the hardware designers lack of people with in-deep known. (Maybe "our" editor books helps to fill the gap)
Anyway there are a lot of security problem in a lot of open source programs. And I think for a cultural reason.
Check gallery, one of the most used web photo gallery. The FAQ explains you to chmod 0777 all the files in the gallery distribution!!!
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