Chip giants Intel and Nvidia have stomped out high-severity flaws in two popular products, both commonly used by gamers. Impacted are the Nvidia Shield TV and Intel NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) mini-PC kit. Nvidia Shield TV is a media streaming box (powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 system-on-chip) that runs on the Android operating system and can be used for gaming and media streaming. Intel’s NUC mini-PC kit offers processing, memory and storage capabilities for applications like gaming, digital signage and media centers. The dual security advisories, released separately by each company on Tuesday, address a total of four high-severity flaws. That includes two glitches in the Nvidia Shield that could enable code execution, denial of service, escalation of privileges, and information disclosure, as well as two vulnerabilities in the Intel NUC that could allow escalation-of-privilege, denial-of-service or information disclosure. Nvidia Shield TV Nvidia Shield TV is plagued by two vulnerabilities that affect versions of the device prior to 8.0.1 and are running on Android Pie (the Android OS released in 2018). Both flaws rank 7.6 out of 10.0 on the CVSS scale, making them high-severity. “This update addresses issues that may lead to information disclosure, denial of service, code execution, or escalation of privileges,” said Nvidia in a Tuesday release. “To protect your system, download and install this software update through Settings>About>System update.” The first…
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