The Linux Graphics Driver Stack Remains Insecure

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 2, 2013 9:58 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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Martin Peres and Timothée Ravier ignited the Linux graphics security discussion this morning in Brussels during FOSDEM. Their talk, which was entitled "DRI-next/DRM2: A walk through the Linux Graphics stack and its security", went over the current issues and some of what's being tried to improve the situation. The idea ultimately comes down to exposing a secure API to user-land and restricting GPU's RAM access rights.

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