Risk

Date Discovered

January 3, 2018

Description

Multiple CPU Hardware are prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Given the local nature of this issue, grant only trusted and accountable individuals access to affected computers.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Jann Horn (Google Project Zero) and Paul Kocher in collaboration with, in alphabetical order, Daniel Genkin (University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland), Mike Hamburg (Rambus), Moritz Lipp (Graz University of Technology), and Yuval Yarom (University of Adelaide and Data61)

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