Intel and AMD released patches to address multiple security vulnerabilities in multiple products, including high-severity flaws in software drivers.
Intel published 25 advisories impacting Intel Core i5-8305G and i7-8706G processors, and the Intel graphics driver for Windows 10 64-bit for NUC8i7HNK and NUC8i7HVK. The company fixed the issued with the release of drivers Version 21.10.
The chipmaker giant also addressed a series of high severity vulnerabilities in PROSet/Wireless WiFi and Killer WiFi, Solid State Drive (SSD) Data Center (DC) products, SoC Watch driver, and Intel processors. The vulnerabilities addressed by the company can be exploited by attackers to escalate privileges, trigger a denial of service condition, or leak information.
AMD published the AMD-SB-1021, AMD-SB-1000, bulletins to address tens of flaws in the AMD Graphics Driver for Windows 10. The fixed issues include privilege escalation issues, information leakage bugs, KASLR bypass flaws, DoS, and kernel arbitrary memory read/write data vulnerabilities.
18 out of 27 vulnerabilities addressed by AMD have been rated as high-severity, the chipmaker fixed them with the release of Radeon software 21.4.1 and higher, and 21.Q2 Enterprise Driver.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, chipmaker)