Intel, AMD Released Patches For Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

Chipmakers Intel and AMD delivered updates this week for a variety of security flaws across their product lines, including solutions for a number of high-risk concerns in software drivers.

This week, AMD released three alerts detailing at least 27 security flaws in the AMD Graphics Driver for Windows 10.

An attacker may use these issues to gain elevated privileges on a susceptible system, leak information, evade KASLR, create a denial of service, or write arbitrary data to kernel memory, according to the business.

18 of the vulnerabilities were classified as high-severity, while the remaining 9 were classified as medium-risk. Some of these issues were discovered and reported last year, and they’ve all been fixed in Radeon software 21.4.1 and higher, as well as the 21.Q2 Enterprise Driver.

In a separate announcement this week, Intel released a total of 25 warnings, with solutions for many of these vulnerabilities also available for Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M GL integrated graphics.

The weaknesses affect AMD-integrated Intel Core i5-8305G and i7-8706G CPUs, as well as the Intel graphics driver for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK. The issues are fixed in Version 21.10 or later of these drivers, according to Intel.

Intel also released updates for high-severity flaws in PROSet/Wireless WiFi and Killer WiFi, SSD Data Center (DC) products, the SoC Watch driver, and Intel processors.

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Adversaries could leverage these flaws to trigger a denial of service, elevate privileges, or leak information, according to the business.

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