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Nvidia Display Driver Service Attack Escalates Privileges On Windows Machines 129

L3sPau1 writes "A zero-day exploit has been found in the Nvidia Display Driver Service on Windows machines. An attacker with local access can use the exploit to gain root privileges on a Windows machine. Windows domains with relaxed firewall rules or file sharing enabled can also pull off the exploit, which was posted to Pastebin by researcher Peter Winter-Smith."
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Nvidia Display Driver Service Attack Escalates Privileges On Windows Machines

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  • by girlinatrainingbra ( 2738457 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @03:43PM (#42406203)
    re Granted, I've seen worse
    Actually, this is even worse than you think. Take a look at the original submission in which I commented hours ago:
    http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=41570609 [slashdot.org]

    Note that the original submission (not by me but by "wiredmonkey") has a longer explanation and two copies of a link to the securityweek article in it. The security week article has the link to the Nvidia customer help site with the repaired/fixed driver blob in it. Timothy is somehow getting someone to copy prior submissions and actively take out the useful stuff before posting it to the front page! J'accuse! (finger pointing accusitorily)

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