AMD Radeon, 27 fixed vulnerabilities in Windows drivers

AMD announced that it has corrected a rather large list of vulnerability in Windows drivers 10 And 11 of its video cards Radeon : fortunately none of these had a critical threat level , but 18 were classified at high priority and the remaining 9 at medium. Overall, the vulnerabilities exposed systems to various types of attacks, including escalation of privilege, denial of service (DoS), sensitive information theft, write permission to kernel memory, and bypass of Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR).

The fixes were released months ago: the latest were part of the driver 21. 4.1, released in mid-April , which also contained Lots of new features, an all-new graphical interface of the Radeon software, significant improvements from AMD Link and ReLive customers, support for Variable Rate Shading (VRS) in several titles and even a number of optimizations that have significantly reduced the power consumption of the Radeon RX GPU 6000, especially when idle or when playing multimedia content.

It is interesting to note that precisely these bugs are the reason that prompted Intel to release a new driver for its Kaby Lake-G processors with integrated Radeon GPU, although support was formally already terminated. The drivers 21. . 03. 11 for Kaby Lake-G they arrived in mid-September.

Radeon Software Adrenalin 21. 11. 2 is now available, with Day-0 Driver support for Battlefield 2042 – with up to 15% increase in performance @ 4K Ultra Settings.

– Radeon RX (@Radeon) November 12, 2021

Take this opportunity to report that in recent days AMD has also released a new version of its Adrenalin driver, la 21.

.2. The main novelty is the support for the brand new Battlefield 2042 , released that day: performance improvements are reported between 11 and the 15% with the latest generation Radeon RX 6000 GPUs. Remaining instead in the security field, AMD said it has fixed a total of 18 vulnerabilities in its EPYC server processors, four of which are at high threat level (the remaining at medium level).

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