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Rowhammer cloud and hypervisor attack

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:52 pm
by morganism
"I would not be surprised if we start 2018 with the release of the mother of all hypervisor privilege escalation bugs, or something similarly systematic.

On the kernel mailing list we can see, in addition to the names of subsystem maintainers, e-mail addresses belonging to employees of Intel, Amazon and Google. The presence of the two largest cloud providers is particularly interesting, as this provides us with a strong clue that the work may be motivated in large part by virtualization security." ... -table/amp?

Hardware replacement may be required, as is a DRAM memory space problem