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AMD Acknowledges Vulnerabilities, Will Roll Out Patches In Coming Weeks


AMD on Tuesday acknowledged several vulnerabilities that had been previously reported in its Ryzen and EPYC chips, and said that it would roll out firmware patches for those flaws in the coming weeks.

The response comes a week after Israel-based CTS-Labs said that it has discovered 13 critical vulnerabilities and exploitable backdoors that impact AMD’s EPYC server, Ryzen workstation, Ryzen Pro and Ryzen mobile lineups.

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AMD’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Mark Papermaster, said in a statement that the chip company plans to issue firmware patches for these vulnerabilities through an upcoming BIOS update.

“At AMD, security and the protection of users’ data is of the utmost importance. We believe that each of the issues cited can be mitigated through firmware patches and a standard BIOS update, which we plan to release in the coming weeks. These patches and updates...(continued)

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