Linux kernel vulnerability

2018-01-09T00:00:00
ID USN-3524-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2018-01-09T00:00:00

Description

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Meltdown. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory.