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Lansweeper IT Discovery and Intelligence : SWAPGS Attack – The Newest Spectre for Intel CPUs

The SWAPGS Attack vulnerability circumvents the protective measures that have been put in place in response to earlier attacks such as Spectre and Meltdown. Still, there is good news: Microsoft has already released Windows patches. Identified as CVE-2019-1125, the vulnerability could allow unprivileged local attackers to access sensitive information stored in the operating system privileged kernel memory, …

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Redhat : CVE-2019-1125: Spectre SWAPGS gadget vulnerability

Overview Red Hat has been made aware of an additional spectre-V1 like attack vector, requiring updates to the Linux kernel. This additional attack vector builds on existing software fixes shipped in previous kernel updates. This vulnerability only applies to x86-64 systems using either Intel or AMD processors. This issue has been assigned CVE-2019-1125 and is …

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Pcmag.com: Spectre, Meltdown Patches Won’t Fix New ‘SwapGS’ Intel Flaw

The SwapGS chip-level vulnerability is serious, according to Bitdefender, but unless you’re a CEO, head of state, or some other prominent target, you’re probably safe from harm. LAS VEGAS—A new chip-level vulnerability that affects all current Intel processors, dubbed SwapGS, gives attackers “a method to access all information in the operating system kernel memory,” security …

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Helpnetsecurity: SWAPGS Attack: A new Spectre haunts machines with Intel CPUs

Bitdefender researchers have uncovered yet another viable speculative execution side-channel attack that can be leveraged against Intel CPUs and the computers running on them. he SWAPGS Attack, as they call it, circumvents the protective measures that have been put in-place in response to earlier attacks such as Spectre and Meltdown. Still, there is plenty of …

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The Hacker News: SWAPGS Attack — New Speculative Execution Flaw Affects All Modern Intel CPUs

A new variant of the Spectre (Variant 1) side-channel vulnerability has been discovered that affects all modern Intel CPUs, and probably some AMD processors as well, which leverage speculative execution for high performance, Microsoft and Red Hat warned. Identified as CVE-2019-1125, the vulnerability could allow unprivileged local attackers to access sensitive information stored in the operating system …

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): SWAPGS Spectre Side-Channel Vulnerability

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of a vulnerability (CVE-2019-1125) known as SWAPGS, which is a variant of Spectre Variant 1—that affects modern computer processors. This vulnerability can be exploited to steal sensitive data present in a computer systems’ memory. Spectre is a flaw an attacker can exploit to force a program …

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Bleepingcomputer: SWAPGS Vulnerability in Modern CPUs Fixed in Windows, Linux, ChromeOS

At BlackHat today, Bitdefender disclosed a new variant of the Spectre 1 speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious program to access and read the contents of privileged memory in an operating system. This SWAPGS vulnerability allows local programs, like malware, to read data from memory that is should normally not have access to, such as …

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Phoronix: CVE-2019-1125 “SWAPGS” Is The Newest Spectre Vulnerability

CVE-2019-1125 was made public today or also referred to as the “SWAPGS” vulnerability as a new variant of Spectre V1 affecting Windows and Linux with Intel (and according to mixed information, AMD – though the current Linux kernel patches at least seem to only apply to Intel) x86_64 processors. The SWAPGS vulnerability allows attackers to …

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Forbes : Microsoft Confirms New Windows CPU Attack Vulnerability, Advises All Users To Update Now

A security vulnerability that affects Windows computers running on 64-bit Intel and AMD processors could give an attacker access to your passwords, private conversations, and any other information within the operating system kernel memory. Users are advised to update Windows in order to mitigate against this new CPU “SWAPGS attack” risk. What is SWAPGS attack? …

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