Re: Major Intel Memory Vulnerability

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Author: der.hans
To: Matthew Crews, Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: Major Intel Memory Vulnerability
Am 02. Jan, 2018 schwätzte Matthew Crews so:

moin moin,

thanks! I was just looking to see if there was an update on the story :).



> In a nutshell, it is a major security flaw in Intel hardware dating back a decade that is requiring a complete kernel rewrite for every major OS (Linux, Windows, Mac, etc) in order to patch out. It cannot be patched out with a CPU microcode update. Major enough that code comments are redacted in the patches until an embargo period is expired. Also the reported fix will have a huge performance impact.
> Also crucial to note is that AMD chips are not affected by this.
> How the heck does something like this go unnoticed for so long?
> Sent from [ProtonMail](, Swiss-based encrypted email.

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