[CentOS] is everyone aware of this?

Thomas Prangenberg thomas_prangenberg at online.de
Thu Oct 19 20:15:51 UTC 2006

Bisbal, Prentice schrieb:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Yiorgos Stamoulis
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:33 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] is everyone aware of this?
>> I am having some issues (e.g. System lock ups) with my ATI 9250 Video 
>> card.
>> I am thinging about replacing it with either a Nvidia
>> FX5200, FX5500, or a FX5600 card.
>> Is anyone using one of these cards on Centos 4.1 with the stock (XORG)
>> nv driver?
> I have been using the nvidia driver although I do not need the 3D
> acceleration, just because it was available.
> However, a few of days ago I came across this:
> http://kerneltrap.org/node/7228
> http://download2.rapid7.com/r7-0025/
> what does this list think about this matter?
> I have now reverted to the standard xorg nv driver
> ---------------------------------------
> You have to weigh the risk of th exploit with the benefits of using the
> software. What are the odds that someone is really going to target your
> computer out of the millions connected to the Internet? What value does
> using this driver provide? Is that value worth the risk? 
> For me, without using this driver, I can't provide the
> hardware-accelerated 3D stereo my users need to do their work. Since my
> systems are behind a firewall with NAT, I think the risk of falling
> victim to this exploit is pretty low (yes, I know firewalls are hardly a
> panacea). In my case, the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. 
> As to why NVidia hasn't fixed this problem, that's a discussion for
> another mailing list. 
> Prentice
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the problem has been discussed in the nvidia forum. A member of Nvidia's
support staff advised customers to place the Option "RenderAccel"
"False" in the device section of xorg.conf as a temporary workaround.
The upcoming drivers of the 9xxx generation are supposed to be safe.

Best regards

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