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SubjectRe: Hyper-Threading Vulnerability
Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 10:10:36AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
>>Barry K. Nathan wrote:
>>
>>>On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 07:51:20AM +0200, Gabor MICSKO wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Is this flaw affects the current stable Linux kernels? Workaround?
>>>>Patch?
>>
>>Simple. Just boot a uniprocessor kernel, and/or disable HT in BIOS.
>>
>>
>>
>>>Some pages with relevant information:
>>>http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0403.2/0920.html
>>>http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2317
>>
>>These pages have zero information on the "flaw." In fact, I can see no
>>information at all proving that there is even a problem here.
>>
>>Classic "I found a problem, but I'm keeping the info a secret" security
>>crapola.
>
>
> FYI:
> http://www.daemonology.net/hyperthreading-considered-harmful/

Already read it. This link provides no more information than either of
the above links provide.


> I don't much agree with Colin about the severity of the problem, but
> I've read his paper, which should be generally available later today.
> It's definitely a legitimate issue.

We'll see...

As of this moment, there continues to be _zero_ information proving that
a problem exists.

Jeff


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