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New GeForce Driver Patches Serious Security Vulnerabilities (via WindowsKernel.com)


While the highlight of the new GeForce driver is that it optimizes the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC experience, you should install the latest drivers from NVIDIA even if you don’t even plan on playing the game. There’s a good reason for this, as the new GeForce driver patches some serious security vulnerabilities that could leave your PC open to attack otherwise.

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In a security bulletin post, NVIDIA has revealed that the new GeForce driver does a lot more than first meets the eye. The security vulnerabilities are present in several older versions according to the security bulletin, so if you are unsure if your PC could come under fire from these issues, you better update to version 441.12 to avoid any issues. You can do so by either heading here or using the GeForce experience application.

If left on a previous driver version, the vulnerabilities can be used to leverage DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. The three most severe vulnerabilities are as follows:

CVE‑2019‑5690

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which the size of an input buffer is not validated, which may lead to denial of service or escalation of privileges.

CVE‑2019‑5691

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which a NULL pointer is dereferenced, which may lead to denial of service or escalation of privileges.

CVE‑2019‑5692

NVIDIA Windows GPU Display Driver contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape in which the product uses untrusted input when calculating or using an array index, which may lead to an escalation of privileges or denial of service.

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Will you be updating to the new GeForce driver from NVIDIA and which version are you running right now? Let us know in the comment section below.

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