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Chip maker AMD has patched holes across its firmware lines that could allow hackers to inject malware. Czech programmer Rudolf Marek reported the holes in the Trinity, Richland, Kaveri, and Kabini silicon series ahead of a disclosure at the Chaos Communications Congress. AMD's System Management Unit (SMU) firmware code within …

  1. Robert Helpmann??
    Childcatcher

    A Little More Than 90 Days

    It took roughly a year to fix the flaws in an exchange he described as "responsible and helpful".

    What, no sample exploit code? This stands in stark contrast to the way Google approaches disclosure.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Devil

      Re: A Little More Than 90 Days

      It's always good to troll the very discombobulated Microsoft for great justice.

    2. Oninoshiko

      Re: A Little More Than 90 Days

      yep, no exploit code and the vuln is not fixed in the wild.

      Seems to vindicate the policy that without publishing deadlines it doesn't get fixed.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Bug your notherboard vendor for a fix, says boffin"

    notherboard?

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Holmes

      You will say "notherboard" when you get the considerate response of the vendor to your request.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Happy

        your see that errors and corrections? It's there to help you become a proof reader and spell checker.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          The errors and corrections link is a mailto: link. I don't have an email client on (any of) my computers.

          Copying and pasting the email address into a webmail page is a greater hassle than commenting (twice) on a site I'm already logged into.

  3. AMBxx Silver badge
    Meh

    x86

    Old stuff. I doubt the motherboard manufacturers care enough to fix.

    1. Mark #255
      Mushroom

      Re: x86

      Trinity, Richland, Kabini and Kaveri are the four most recent desktop processor families (2012-present), you numpty.

      1. AMBxx Silver badge
        Flame

        Re: x86

        Says x86 in the article, not x64

        Then:

        "This is the only way to push vendors to update BIOSes for older platforms."

        Either you're wrong or the article's wrong. I have no idea which.

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