AMD warns of security hole in its Catalyst Control Center
AMD is warning users of a security hole in the auto-update notification feature of the Catalyst Control Center for its graphics card drivers on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The company says it plans to remove the functionality early in 2013 because of the vulnerability and suggests that users update to the latest AMD Catalyst driver release by downloading it manually from the amd.com web site. As a workaround, users can disable the automatic check by unchecking the "Automatically check for updates" option found under the Information ➤ Software Update menu entry.
Users can also just choose "Skip" when the Catalyst driver notifies them of an update. AMD gives no further detail of what the vulnerability is, referring to it only as "a minor security vulnerability", a flaw so minor that it is removing the functionality in a future version of the drivers.