Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2018-02-22T00:00:00
ID USN-3580-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2018-02-22T00:00:00

Description

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