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<title>NVIDIA drivers: Denial of Service</title>
A vulnerability has been discovered in the NVIDIA graphic drivers, allowing
for a Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">nvidia-drivers</product>
<announced>August 19, 2007</announced>
<revised>October 11, 2007: 03</revised>
<package name="x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">71.86.01</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">1.0.7185</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">1.0.9639</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="eq">100.14.06</vulnerable>
The NVIDIA drivers provide support for NVIDIA graphic boards.
Gregory Shikhman discovered that the default Gentoo setup of NVIDIA
drivers creates the /dev/nvidia* with insecure file permissions.
<impact type="normal">
A local attacker could send arbitrary values into the devices, possibly
resulting in hardware damage on the graphic board or a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All NVIDIA drivers users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-3532</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:38:56 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:39:35 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:41:51 +0000">