Fixed CVE-2013-0131: NVIDIA UNIX GPU Driver ARGB Cursor Buffer Overflow
in "NoScanout" Mode. This buffer overflow, which occurred when an X client
installed a large ARGB cursor on an X server running in NoScanout mode,
could cause a denial of service (e.g., an X server segmentation fault), or
could be exploited to achieve arbitrary code execution. For more details,
Added initial support for restoration of efifb consoles on UEFI systems
where the primary display is driven over VGA or TMDS (e.g. DVI, HDMI, or
Added support for the xorg.conf Monitor section options "Ignore",
"Enable", "Primary", and "Rotate".For example, to rotate a monitor
identified by a specific EDID hash, one could add the following to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
or a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d:
See the README and the xorg.conf(5) man page for more information.
Added an Underscan feature in the nvidia-settings X Server Display
Configuration page which allows the configuration of an underscan border
around the ViewPortOut.This feature was formerly known as Overscan
Added support for application profiles to the NVIDIA client-side GLX
implementation. See the "Application Profiles" chapter of the README for
Added support to nvidia-installer for crytographically signing the
NVIDIA kernel module. See the "Installing the NVIDIA Driver" chapter of the
README for more information.
Added the "PanningTrackingArea" and "PanningBorder" MetaMode attributes.
Added support for RandR 1.3 panning.
Improved performance when the Accel option is disabled.
Added initial support for RandR 1.4 Provider objects with the Source
Output capability, which can be used to render the desktop on an NVIDIA GPU
and display it on an output connected to a provider with the Sink Output
capability, such as an Intel integrated graphics device or a DisplayLink
USB-to-VGA adapter. See the README for details.
Added nvidia-modprobe, a setuid root utility, to the driver package.
nvidia-modprobe can be used by user-space NVIDIA driver components to make
sure the NVIDIA kernel module is loaded and that the NVIDIA character device
files are present.When possible, it is recommended to use Linux distribution
native mechanisms for managing kernel module loading and device file
creation. This utility is provided as a fallback to work out-of-the-box in a
Updated the nvidia-settings command line interface to accept display
device names, as well as optional target qualifiers, e.g.
nvidia-settings -q [DVI-I-0]/RefreshRate
nvidia-settings -q [GPU-1.DVI_I-1]/RefreshRate
Updated the nvidia-settings command line interface to no longer assume
the "X screen 0" target, when no target is specified in query and assign
operations.Instead, all valid targets of the attribute are processed.
Fixed a memory leak that occurred when destroying a GLX window but not
its associated X window.
Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-installer to fail to delete
directories created as part of a previous installation.
Updated nvidia-installer to report failures to remove installed files or
restore backed up files with a single warning message, instead of a separate
message for each individual failure.
Improved the performance of modesets in cases where the mode timings
remained the same, but other parameters of the mode configuration, such as
the ViewPort or panning domain, changed.
Fixed an issue with RENDER convolution filters.The driver will no longer
normalize filter kernels before accelerating them.
Improved debuggability of the NVIDIA OpenGL libraries by including
proper stack unwinding information on all supported architectures.
Updated the dkms.conf file and the makefile for the NVIDIA Linux kernel
module to allow DKMS installations on systems with separate source and
Fixed a bug that caused RENDER Pictures to be sampled incorrectly when
using nearest filtering in some cases.
Added support for the RandR "Border" and "BorderDimensions" Output
properties, which can be used to configure the ViewPortOut of an RandR
output.This is functionally equivalent to the "ViewPortOut" MetaMode token.
Fixed a bug where RRGetCrtcInfo could report incorrect size information
when an RandR output has a custom ViewPortIn.
Further improve performance of some versions of HyperMesh with Quadro
Added a VDPAU page to the nvidia-settings control panel, to display
information about the decoding capabilities of VDPAU-capable GPUs.
Added support for dynamic mode management through RandR, e.g. via the --newmode,
--rmmode, and --delmode options in xrandr(1).
Increased the number of pages that are shareable across multiple
processes in the x86 build of libnvidia-glcore.so, by reducing its
R_386_PC32 relocation count.
Fixed a bug that caused XVideo applications to receive BadAlloc errors
after VT switches and mode switches that occurred while a composite manager
Removed the X driver's support for "CursorShadow".
Updated nvidia-installer to attempt unprelinking files whose checksums
do not match the checksums recorded at installation time.
Switched .run package compression from gzip to xz.This provides a higher
level of compression.