Finally Nvidia Patches Drivers Against Meltdown And Spectre
Nvidia just announced that they updated the Nvidia GPU drivers against the discovered Spectre and Meltdown Processors flaws.
Although Nvidia Has mentioned before that Nvidia GPUs Are Immune, Nvidia said that its software against the Spectre and Meltdown, like any other software that runs on the flawed CPU chips, can also be vulnerable to the two CPU bugs. The update is going to make it difficult for attackers to exploit Nvidia‘s driver software that are running on computers with the vulnerable CPUs. Nvidia made it clear in a statement earlier that the nvidia GPUs themselves are not susceptible to the Meltdown or Spectre attacks. Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, said:
Our GPUs are immune, they are not affected by these security issues. What we did was released driver updates to patch CPU security vulnerabilities. We are patching the CPU vulnerabilities in the same way Amazon will, Epic, and Microsoft, because we have software, too.
Anyone who writes software has to patch. So we have to patch our drivers to patch the CPU vulnerabilities. I am absolutely certain our GPU is not affected.
Drivers Get Updated & Updated Products
The bugs in total are there different kinds, two for Spectre and one for Meltdown. A patch for the first variant of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753) is included in the most recent update and Nvidia said that its initial analysis concluded that updating the second Spectre variant (CVE-2017-5715) will require more investigation. Nvidia released the updates to almost all of the nvidia gpu platforms such as GeForce, Quadro, NVS drivers, Tesla drivers, and Grid drivers. You can download the updates from Nvidia’s driver download page. Commercial customers of Nvidia’s should visit the Nvidia Licensing Center.
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