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Title: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: Hawk on January 03, 2018, 05:55:32 AM
Anyone else heard about this?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/

Here's another link that AMD users might be interested in.

https://hothardware.com/news/intel-cpu-bug-kernel-memory-isolation-linux-windows-macos

It talks about AMD near the end.
Title: Re: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: HappyBubu on January 03, 2018, 07:13:40 AM
"A spokesperson for Intel was not available for comment". What a surprise  :o
I just don't understand why they want to force the patch on AMD processors too. It doesn't explain much about this point in the article
Title: Re: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: Hawk on January 03, 2018, 07:29:32 AM
I just don't understand why they want to force the patch on AMD processors too. It doesn't explain much about this point in the article

That probably comes from the corporate type mindset of: We better cover our butt, just in case.
Title: Re: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: RedKetchup on January 03, 2018, 01:10:07 PM
i am happy to have a Ryzen :)
Title: Re: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: Hawk on January 03, 2018, 01:31:29 PM
My processor is an old Athlon 64 X2 4600+.
Title: Re: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: Hawk on January 05, 2018, 05:50:45 AM
Here's a couple more links about what appears to be 2 new vulnerabilities found in processors, Intel as well as AMD and ARM.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/04/meltdown-spectre-worst-cpu-bugs-ever-found-affect-computers-intel-processors-security-flaw

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-meltdown-spectre-patches-if-you-havent-got-them-blame-your-antivirus/
Title: Re: Intel Processor Kernel Memory Leak
Post by: solarscreen on January 11, 2018, 06:50:47 AM
Meltdown and Spectre affect more than just Intel processors and more than just computers.

https://meltdownattack.com/

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/meltdown-and-spectre-heres-what-intel-apple-microsoft-others-are-doing-about-it/

Intel, AMD, and ARM processors are all at risk.