Thursday, August 22nd 2019

AMD Silently Pushes Out Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 WHQL Drivers

AMD late-Tuesday silently posted a WHQL-signed version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 drivers that it originally released as a Beta on August 12. The new 19.8.1 WHQL drivers, released on 20th August, are the first proper WHQL drivers since AMD's Radeon RX 5700-series launch. Besides WHQL, the underlying code is identical to 19.8.1 Beta, and hence the changelog is untouched. TechPowerUp confirmed with AMD that there are no underlying code changes, and that WHQL signing is the only change. Adrenalin 19.8.1 adds Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM standard compliance to Radeon RX 5700-series GPUs. Grab the driver from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 WHQL
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10 Comments on AMD Silently Pushes Out Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.8.1 WHQL Drivers

#1
Mysteoa
Does it have the exploit fixed?
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#2
delshay
Mysteoa, post: 4102455, member: 136867"
Does it have the exploit fixed?
What exploit?
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#3
ProPain
delshay, post: 4102457, member: 171810"
What exploit?
This ONE .... is a big one (40 OEM DRIVERS) at risk ....

40 OEM DRIVERS LIKE ASUS, REALTEK, GIGABYTE, INTEL, AMD AND TOSHIBA ARE VULNERABLE TO HACKERS
>>> https://www.securitynewspaper.com/2019/08/12/40-oem-drivers-like-asus-realtek-gigabyte-intel-amd-and-toshiba-are-vulnerable-to-hackers/

19.8.1 WHQL (August 22nd, 2019)
Same as 19.8.1 Beta, this time only with WHQL certification. NO exploit FIXED!
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#4
W1zzard
ProPain, post: 4102470, member: 152585"
This ONE .... is a big one (40 OEM DRIVERS) at risk ....

40 OEM DRIVERS LIKE ASUS, REALTEK, GIGABYTE, INTEL, AMD AND TOSHIBA ARE VULNERABLE TO HACKERS
>>> https://www.securitynewspaper.com/2019/08/12/40-oem-drivers-like-asus-realtek-gigabyte-intel-amd-and-toshiba-are-vulnerable-to-hackers/

19.8.1 WHQL (August 22nd, 2019)
Same as 19.8.1 Beta, this time only with WHQL certification. NO exploit FIXED!
Yeah, blown out of proportion .. this is the list of affected drivers: https://github.com/eclypsium/Screwed-Drivers/blob/master/Known%20Files.xlsx

AMD has only their atiflash driver on that list, and that's not permanently running
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#6
texas64
sutyi, post: 4102512, member: 112688"
Considering its a BIOS flash tool, I would probably say 99.999% of the time it never runs anywhere.
Just remember to reboot after running the tool (even if just using to read the BIOS). The driver does not unload itself after closing the ATIFLASH program.
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#7
yakk
More DRM...
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#8
Readlight
i think videogames are coded for specific hardware very bad, getting back to desktop, and amd overlay is impossible.
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#9
circeseye
yeaaaaa the pixel format is back
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sutyi
texas64, post: 4102734, member: 149352"
Just remember to reboot after running the tool (even if just using to read the BIOS). The driver does not unload itself after closing the ATIFLASH program.
Doesn't it require a system restart anyway to post with the new vBIOS?
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