In an earlier video, I told you how a research organization called CTS disclosed thirteen vulnerabilities in AMD processors. However, there were a lot of strange factors around this disclosure. Though one other 3rd party security researcher did verify the flaws existed, CTS only gave AMD 24 hours before going to the press, they didn’t share any technical details, they claimed the flaws were extremely serious and hard to patch, and they admitted to having financial interests in the issue. Yesterday, after having a few more days to analyze the flaws, AMD has come back with their official technical response. In short, the flaws to exist, they’re not as bad as CTS might have made you think (according to AMD), and AMD will release patches for them in upcoming weeks. Watch below to get more information about AMD’s updates, and my thoughts about this.
Episode Runtime: 4:17
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33nFCQk1jR0
- AMD’s technical response to the CTS vulnerabilities – AMD
- AMD promises firmware updates – Ars Technica
- CTS’s response to AMD’s response (they double down) [PDF] – SafeFirmware.com