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MDKSA-2007:007: nvidia Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the nvidia package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2007:007 (nvidia).

A vulnerability in the NVIDIA Xorg driver was discovered by Derek
Abdine who found that it did not correctly verify the size of buffers
used to render text glyphs, resulting in a crash of the server when
displaying very long strings of text. If a user was tricked into
viewing a specially crafted series of glyphs, this flaw could be
exploited to run arbitrary code with root rights.
This vulnerability exists in driver versions 1.0-8762 and 1.0-8774 and
is corrected in 1.0-8776 which is being provided with this update.
The packages can be found in the non-free/updates media.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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