Nvidia has patched multiple bugs affecting its GPU graphics driver, addressing issues that could lead to “code execution, denial of service, privilege escalation, information disclosure, or data tampering.”
The security bulletin discusses a total of 29 vulnerabilities of varying severity that may affect hardware such as the flagship line of GeForce and RTX graphics cards and the NVIDIA Studio platform as endpoints vulnerable to attack by cybercriminals.
The latest update comes as Nvidia continues to show obvious dominance in the GPU world; Nvidia had a very significant 88% of the GPU market in Q3, compared to just 8% for AMD and 4% for Intel according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR).
What were the biggest threats?
The largest issue identified was named CVE-2022-34669 and received a rating of 8.8. This included a vulnerability in the user-mode layer where an unprivileged regular user could access or modify system or other application-critical files.
In second place with a score of 8.5 was CVE-2022-34671, another example of a vulnerability in the user-mode layer where an unprivileged regular user can cause a so-called “out of bounds write”.
To avoid these types of security issues and protect your system, NVIDIA suggests downloading and installing software updates through the official website NVIDIA drivers download (opens in a new tab) side.
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