Nvidia GeForce Experience update fixes severe security flaw

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Nvidia fixed a pretty nasty security vulnerability in GeForce Experience thanks to its latest patch. The vulnerability allowed the attackers to perform local code execution attacks on targeted systems.

This security flaw affected all the GeForce Experience versions that were released prior to the 3.18. System where NvContainer, ShadowPlay, and GameStream features were enabled were particularly vulnerable to the attack.

Install the latest NVIDIA updates now

Users are advised to download and install the latest version of the software to avoid any security issues. Nvidia  declared the risk to be a high-security one.

The flaw was first discovered and reported by a researcher from Rhino Security Labs, David Yesland. As a matter of fact, the tech giant has acknowledged his efforts.

The reports suggest that the potential for the misuse has been reduced due to the fact that the hacker needs to have access to your PCs.

On the other hand, the attackers still have an option to use this security flaw along with other malicious tools and gain remote access to the targeted PCs. The impact of the vulnerability is high as it may potentially lead your systems to be unusable by injecting a denial-of-service attack.

Some PC configuration are more vulnerable than others

Most importantly, the attacker executes malicious code on your PCs without any user intervention. The execution just needs the usual low privileges.

As a matter of fact, Nvidia wants the users to understand that some specific configurations and installations are comparatively more vulnerable than others.

The only way to stay protected is by updating to the latest version of GeForce Experience. Nvidia offers two workarounds to address the vulnerability.

You can either run the built-in auto-updater to run the software or update to the latest version of GeForce Experience.


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