Xnxubd NVIDIA Found 12 Security Flaws, Here Is What To Do To Protect Yourself

Aadhya Khatri - Jun 29, 2020


Xnxubd NVIDIA Found 12 Security Flaws, Here Is What To Do To Protect Yourself

xnxubd NVIDIA is urging users of its graphics-card drivers to go for an update as it recently found out about 12 severe security flaws

xnxubd NVIDIA is urging users of its graphics-card drivers to go for an update as it recently found out about 12 severe security flaws that affects the company’s software for Linux and Windows.

As stated by xnxubd NVIDIA security bulletin made public on June 24, the flaws might lead to information disclosure, denial of service, and escalation of privileges. The company also mentions code execution.

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The flaws might lead to information disclosure, denial of service, and escalation of privileges

So in simpler terms, these 12 flaws might cause the software to stop working unexpectedly, open a gateway for malware to gain administrative privileges, and make it easier for hacker to steal sensitive and personal data.

However, hackers must be as close to your device as possible to take advantage of these vulnerabilities as they can only be exploited from the inside of your local network.

Of all the 12 flaws, five can affect Windows xnxubd NVIDIA GeForce software so users will need to update it to version 451.48. GeForce for Linux is impacted by two flaws, one of the two can also make Windows vulnerable. For Linux users, you might want to update to 450.51. The same flaws affect Tesla, Quadro, and NVS drivers.

The rest of the 12 vulnerabilities threat virtual GPU software of xnxubd NVIDIA for enterprises.

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The rest of the 12 vulnerabilities threat virtual GPU software of xnxubd NVIDIA for enterprises

With these flaws in place, updating your drivers is advisable to protect your information and your device from attacks. Here is how to do so:

Ensure that when you log in, you do so as a system administrator, which is the default mode for Windows and the majority of Linux versions. Now open GeForce interface and choose Drivers, the button for it is on the upper left.

Another way is to visit xnxubd NVIDIA Driver Downloads page and manually download and lunch the driver. With this method, you will need to plug in your system information and your product.

The previous security flaws patched by xnxubd NVIDIA was identified in March 2020 but that time, the company only found out about two.

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