AMD Reveals 18 Serious Bugs Fixed in Recent GPU Drivers.
Graphics cards are no different than any other piece of hardware in that you have to keep the drivers up to date, or at least reasonably.
And if anything is a lesson in the importance of doing so with a particular GPU, it’s a new reveal from AMD to be found. They have patched several vulnerabilities in recent times.
In fact, AMD’s work on the Radeon graphics driver for Windows 10 has ended 27 security flaws, no less, with Team Red implementing mitigations for these issues since driver version 20.7.1.
However, the drivers since 21.4.1, released on April 20, 2021, contain all the necessary fixes, including the newly released 21.11.2 driver (available today).
So you’re protected as long as you update to current Radeon drivers starting in May, basically.
Of those 27 vulnerabilities, 18 were rated ‘high’ severity, which means they could lead to potentially worrisome exploits being exploited against systems running AMD graphics cards.
That includes potential privilege escalation and the specter of unauthorized code execution, data leakage, and various other ways the PC could be compromised.