Q3A locks up when clicking on "Driver Info"

I have the following problem:

when I use Q3A patches, point release 1.27 and up, and I click on “Driver Info” in the System menu my computer crashes/locks up and I have to reboot.

my system:
gigabyte ga-7dxr
256 ddr
athlon 1.4c
asus v7700 pure, GeForce 2GTS
on board sound

I have tried different detonators, including 12.41 with no result.

I believe thats a bug in Q3A not in OpenGL or the drivers.

I think that Q3A only allocates a fixed sized string buffer for the available OpenGL extensions but the available extensions reported by the driver overflow that buffer and hence cause Q3A to crash…