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New flaw in Intel processors can be exploited in a similar way to Spectre

7 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

A new security vulnerability has been found in Intel's family of Core processors, along similar lines of the major Spectre bug that has been making headlines all year. Thankfully, this one appears to be less severe - and is already patched in modern versions of Windows and Linux. The freshly-discovered hole is known as the ‘Lazy FP state restore' bug, and like Spectre, it is a speculative execution side channel attack. Just a few weeks back, we were told to expect further spins on speculative execution attack vectors, and it seems this is one. Intel explains : “Systems using Intel...
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CVE-2018-3665: Floating Point Lazy State Save/Restore vulnerability affects Intel chips

CVE-2018-3665: Floating Point Lazy State Save/Restore vulnerability affects Intel chips

7 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

There has been something of a spate of chip vulnerability discoveries recently, and now another one has emerged. Known as Floating Point Lazy State Save/Restore, the security flaw is found in Intel Core and Xeon processors and it is another speculative execution vulnerability in a similar vein to Spectre. The security flaw takes advantage of one of the ways the Linux kernel saves and restores the state of the Floating Point Unit when switching tasks - specifically the Lazy FPU Restore scheme. Malware or malicious users can take advantage of the vulnerability to grab encryption keys. Linux...
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