Bug 1956602 - uOps: hw: spectre for uOPS
Summary: uOps: hw: spectre for uOPS
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Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1957711 1958075 1958076 1958077 1958719 1958721 1959788 1959789 1959790
Blocks: 1956593
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2021-05-04 03:56 UTC by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2021-05-13 16:33 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in modern CPU architecture have a side channel attack based on the cached value of micro-op caching. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality.
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Description Wade Mealing 2021-05-04 03:56:11 UTC
Modern Intel, AMD, and ARM processors translate the common assembly instructions into simpler internal micro-ops that are then cached on-chip structure called a micro-op cache. The "dead uOps" paper outlines possible attacks that exploit the micro-op cache as a timing channel to transmit secret information.

https://comparch.org/2021/05/01/i-see-dead-uops-thoughts-on-the-latest-spectre-paper-targeting-uop-caches/

Comment 6 Wade Mealing 2021-05-06 10:31:29 UTC
Mitigation:

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options does not meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 7 Wade Mealing 2021-05-06 10:45:46 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1957711]


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