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13 Critical flaws and exploitable backdoors found in various AMD chips

March 14, 2018


Security researchers at Israel-based CTS-Labs have discovered 13 critical vulnerabilities and exploitable backdoors in various AMD chips.

The flaws could be potentially exploited to steal sensitive data, install malicious code on AMD-based systems, and gain full access to the compromised systems. The flaws expose servers, workstations, and laptops running vulnerable AMD Ryzen, Ryzen Pro, Ryzen Mobile or EPYC processors to attacks.

CTS-Labs promptly reported the flaws to AMD, Microsoft and “a small number of companies that could produce patches and mitigations.”

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