Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities in NVIDIA GPU driver

Cisco Talos recently discovered four vulnerabilities in the NVIDIA D3D10 driver for graphics cards that could allow an attacker to corrupt memory and write arbitrary memory on the card.

NVIDIA graphics drivers are software for NVIDIA Graphics GPU cards that are installed on PCs. The D3D10 driver communicates between the operating system and the GPU. It’s required in most cases for the PC to function properly.

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending the target a specially crafted executable or shader file.

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Source: Cisco Talos