Advisory Published


First published: Mon Nov 15 2021(Updated: )

Escape call interface in the AMD Graphics Driver for Windows may cause privilege escalation.

Credit: psirt@amd.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
AMD Radeon Software<20.11.2
Microsoft Windows

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2020-12962?

    CVE-2020-12962 is a vulnerability in the AMD Graphics Driver for Windows that may cause privilege escalation.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2020-12962?

    CVE-2020-12962 has a severity rating of 7.8, which is considered high.

  • How does CVE-2020-12962 affect AMD Radeon Software?

    CVE-2020-12962 affects AMD Radeon Software version up to 20.11.2.

  • Is Microsoft Windows vulnerable to CVE-2020-12962?

    No, Microsoft Windows is not vulnerable to CVE-2020-12962.

  • How can I fix CVE-2020-12962?

    To fix CVE-2020-12962, it is recommended to update AMD Radeon Software to a version higher than 20.11.2 when available.


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