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AMD flaws

Researchers have found numerous flaws in Advanced Micro Devices better known as AMD. The firm behind the findings is CTS-Labs. The attacks work on popular motherboards such as Tyan, ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, Biostar who all used AMD.

The CPU manufacturer was given just 24 hours before all 13 flaws were made public. AMD was not amused and rightly so. Local administration right is required to exploit these vulnerabilities and “ most harmful in APT situations on enterprise networks”. Furthermore It is important to note that “the vulnerabilities described could give an attacker that has already gained initial foothold into one or more computers in the enterprise a significant advantage against IT and security teams”. You need to gain privileged foothold onto the machine in order to exploit these exposures.

[UPDATE 21-03-2018] AMD has issued a public statement on their blog.

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