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Nvidia’s latest driver update fixes security flaws and bugs

Nvidia has kicked off 2021 with a new GeForce GPU driver update. This time around, the driver isn’t tied to a specific game release, but the update is recommended due to a number of security flaw and bug fixes.

Nvidia’s new GeForce 461.09 driver update began rolling out yesterday and squashes six security flaws, the biggest of which is CVE-2021-1051, a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer handler for DxgkDdiEscape. If exploited, this opens the door for denial of service attacks and can give an attacker escalation of privileges. You can see the full list of fixed vulnerabilities HERE.

Security issues aside, this driver also fixes a few known bugs:

  • [GeForce Experience]: The FPS counter is activated and the overlay appears on Windows Mail and Calendar applications.
  • [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]: Blue-screen crash (UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP) may occur.
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti]: The desktop screen may flicker.
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti]: The system may freeze with the screen displaying as solid
  • [HDR]: With HDR enabled, black levels are incorrect, notably on LG OLED TVs.
  • [Notebook] [Lenovo Y740]: The notebook displays corruption after waking from sleep.
  • Blue-screen crash (0x116) may occur upon resuming from sleep mode when three 4K monitors are connected.

There will likely be another drive update next week to prepare for the launch if Hitman 3, which releases on PC and consoles on the 17th of January. You can download the new GeForce driver update HERE.

KitGuru Says: Have many of you updated to the latest Nvidia graphics driver already? How are you finding it so far? 

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