Nvidia has patched a number of bugs affecting its GPU display driver, fixing issues that may have led to “code execution, denial of service, privilege escalation, information disclosure, or data tampering.”
The security bulletin addressed a total of 29 vulnerabilities of varying severity that could allow cybercriminals to use hardware such as the flagship GeForce and RTX series graphics cards and the NVIDIA Studio platform as vulnerable endpoints.
The latest update comes as Nvidia still shows an apparent dominance in the GPU world; Nvidia had a very significant 88% share of the GPU market in the third quarter, compared to just 8% for AMD and 4% for Intel, according to Jon Peddie Research (JPR).
What were the biggest risks?
The largest identified issue was identified as CVE-2022-34669 and has a score of 8.8. This contained a user-mode-level vulnerability that could allow an unprivileged regular user to access or modify system files or other files critical to the application.
In second place with a ranking of 8.5 was CVE‑2022‑34671, another example of a user mode layer vulnerability where an unprivileged normal user could cause an out-of-bounds write.
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To avoid these kinds of security issues and protect your system, NVIDIA recommends downloading and installing software updates through the official one NVIDIA driver downloads (opens in new tab) Side.
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