Nvidia releases new Unix driver to fix high-risk exploit on Linux

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Nvidia released a new version of its Unix driver last week in order to address a high-risk vulnerability that can be exploited by local users to gain root privileges on Linux systems.

The privilege escalation vulnerability fixed in the new 304.32 version of the Nvidia Unix driver 304.32 was disclosed in public on August 1 by Dave Airlie, a principal engineer in the graphics team at Linux vendor Red Hat.

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