Every major OS maker misread Intel’s docs. Now their kernels can be hijacked or crashed
May 9, 2018
OS, FreeBSD, and some implementations of Xen have a design flaw that could allow attackers to, at best, crash Intel and AMD-powered computers.
At worst, miscreants can, potentially, “gain access to sensitive memory information or control low-level operating system functions,” which is a fancy way of saying peek at kernel memory, or hijack the critical code running the machine.
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