It's a rare phenomenon that a graphics card driver gets a security update, but NVIDIA has just gone on that Saturday. The company released an update for GeForce-based drivers to fix a exploit that could be used for malicious purposes.
Drivers have version number 310,90 and are available for download on the company's website. The company notes nowhere that the drivers were informed to correct the exploit that was discovered by a researcher in the UK and presented on Christmas day, reports the neowin.
The security hole could allow hackers who have the victim's IP or domain to gain administrator access to any computer that has the older version of the Display Driver service. This new update has gone through the Microsoft certification service, so we're sure it's not a beta designed to temporarily close the hole, but an official version of the driver.
In addition to fixing the exploit, the new 310,90 version also contains a number of performance enhancements for many PC games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin Creed III.