AMD has officially confirmed the validity of the RyzenFall, MasterKey, Fallout, and Chimera vulnerabilities that came to light on March 12, and said it would be releasing patches in "the coming weeks."
A third-party company that was paid to review the validity of the recent AMD flaws —RyzenFall, MasterKey, Fallout, and Chimera— has confirmed that these vulnerabilities are real, but that regular users shouldn't panic for the time being.
Ilia Luk-Zilberman, the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of CTS Labs, the company behind yesterday's disclosure of 13 vulnerabilities affecting AMD processors, has published an open letter today, explaining his company's controversial actions that managed to enrage almost the entire tech and security research communities.
AMD is investigating a report published today by an Israeli security firm disclosing the presence of 13 security flaws affecting AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors.
Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices. The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Intel said today it is investigating an issue with Broadwell and Haswell CPUs after customers reported higher system reboot rates when they installed firmware updates for fixing the Spectre flaw.
AMD officially admitted today that its processors are not vulnerable to the Meltdown bug, but are affected by both variants of the Spectre flaw.
Microsoft has halted the rollout of Windows OS security updates for the Meltdown and Spectre patches for all customer devices that use an AMD CPU.
AMD has fixed, but not yet released BIOS/UEFI/firmware updates for the general public for a security flaw affecting the AMD Secure Processor.
OS makers and cloud service providers are preparing patches for a security bug affecting Intel processors, according to several sources with knowledge of the upcoming fixes.
The security protocol that governs how virtual machines share data on a host system powered by AMD Zen processors has been found to be insecure, at least in theory, by Felicitas Hetzelt and Robert Buhren, two scientists at the Security in Telecommunications Department at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.