Local root exploit in NVidia driver
Posted Oct 21, 2006 19:43 UTC (Sat) by hein.zelle
In reply to: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
Parent article: Local root exploit in NVidia driver
Good point, I didn't think of that when I wrote that comment.
Apart from that I agree completely with your remark about every (unknown) vulnerability being one too many, I'm not trying to justify closed-source software with vulnerabilities in it. The point was about the original poster calling "closed source drivers" being madness in general, which I think rather depends on the behaviour of the manufacturer. Although it's clearly not the case here, I could very well imagine a manufacturer that does deal properly with (un)disclosed vulnerabilities. Unfortunately the NVIDIA case isn't suggesting that about their behaviour, so far.
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