NVIDIA Gamers Face DoS, Data Loss from Shield TV Bugs


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Aug 17, 2014
NVIDIA has newly disclosed three security vulnerabilities in the NVIDIA Shield TV, which could allow denial of service, escalation of privileges and data loss.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is a set-top gadget that acts as a hub for the smart home, streams PC games from a gaming PC to a TV; and allows local and online media playback and streaming. Android games compatible with Android TV are compatible with the Shield TV and controller, as are those from the NVIDIA’s GeoForce market.

Separately, NVIDIA issued an updated security advisory for a cluster of security bugs in NVIDIA’s video-friendly graphics processing unit (GPU) Display Driver. These could plague Linux gamers and others with denial of service, escalation of privileges and information disclosure.
Full details on all of the GPU vulnerabilities are available in the security bulletin. Patched versions are as follows: