On Wednesday 17 January 2007 20:02, Bernhard Auzinger wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 17 Januar 2007 18:24 schrieb Hemmann, Volker Armin:
> > if you want to spread FUD, and you are doing it right now, inform
> > yourself. Ok?
> > The fix was there in mere days after NVIDIA got the news.
> > The firm who reported the 'problem' confused the NVIDIA problem with a
> > much older Xorg problem.
> I thought the nvidia bug was known for about a year?
In summary, the accurate history of this issue is as follows:
NVIDIA was made aware of a problem with our 1.0-8774 driver that caused an X
Server crash on July 2006 through a posting on nvnews.net. The problem was
not identified as a security risk.
We debugged and fixed the issue, and included it, along with many other bug
fixes, in the Release 95 series. 1.0-9625 was released on September 21, 2006
as a beta driver on nZone.com
We were informed on Monday, October 16th, that the problem posed a security
risk. NVIDIA is releasing an updated driver from our stable Release 85
series, 1.0-8776, on Thursday, October 19, 2006, which includes the bug fix.
We encourage users of NVIDIA graphics driver version 1.0-8762 or 1.0-8774 to
upgrade to 1.0-8776, available here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
there is a lot more information on that page. It is worth reading it.
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