Both Nvidia and Intel faced severe security issues this week – including a high-severity bug in Nvidia’s GeForce NOW.
Nvidia is red-flagging a high-severity flaw in its GeForce NOW application software for Windows. An attacker on a local network can exploit the flaw in order to execute code or gain escalated privileges on affected devices.
GeForce NOW is the brand used by Nvidia for its cloud-based gaming service, which enables real-time gameplay on desktops, laptops, Macs and Android devices. With an estimated user base of 4 million, the service is wildly popular in the gaming community.
In a Tuesday security advisory, Nvidia revealed a flaw in the popular service (CVE‑2020‑5992) that has a CVSS score of 7.3.