By Dawn Kawamoto, CNET News.com
Published on ZDNet News: October 17, 2006, 3:16 PM PT
Exploit code has been published for a security flaw in Nvidia's Linux graphics driver that could let a remote intruder take over a system.
The proof-of-concept code shows how an attacker could launch a buffer overflow and then commandeer the system, according to an advisory released Monday by security company Rapid7.
The critical flaws were found in Nvidia's Binary Graphics driver for Linux versions 8774 and 8762, and may also affect its Linux drivers for FreeBSD and Solaris, according to the advisory.
Windows virus worms onto some Apple iPods
By Ina Fried, CNET News.com
Published on ZDNet News: October 17, 2006, 2:05 PM PT
Apple Computer warned on Tuesday that some of its latest iPods have shipped with a Windows virus.
The company said that a small number of video iPods made after Sept. 12 included the RavMonE virus. It said it has seen fewer than 25 reports of the problem, which it said does not affect other models of the media player, nor does it affect Macs.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company apologized on its Web site for the problem, but also used the opportunity to jab at Microsoft, its operating system rival.