AMD on Tuesday revealed 27 vulnerabilities in its Radeon graphics driver, 18 of which are of high severity. But do not despair, AMD has mitigated each of them in various newer driver versions, which should serve as good as a reminder to update your graphics card drivers regularly.
The disclosure on the AMD Security Web site is a whole host of potential exploits or vulnerabilities affecting the AMD graphics driver for Windows 10. If not fixed, these could lead to privilege escalation, paralysis attacks, information theft, or kernel access exploitation.
AMD rolled out restrictions back with driver version 20.7.1, and drivers after 21.4.1 will include all the relevant bug fixes. We are on driver version 21.11.2 today, which puts any regularly updated pc far free of these exploits.
A large number of these released vulnerabilities were brought to the attention of AMD by security researcher Ori Nimron. Eran Shimony of CyberArk Labs, a cybersecurity research firm, uncovered one, and driverThru_BoB 9. found another.
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Lucas Bouillot of Apple Media Products RedTeam also found one whose role appears to be directly linked to the continued partnership between Apple and AMD on some high-end discrete graphics products.
As The Register reports, Intel also discovered some new vulnerabilities in its software stack, including one for its own graphics driver. Intel recommends upgrading to its latest version in this case, and once again evangelizing the benefits of regular updates.
Not to mention new updates often offer improved performance in recent games.
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