Intel Impacted by new SWAPGS Speculative Execution Attack

Researchers over at Bitdefender have uncovered a new side-channel attack which impacts Intel x86 processors. This new Speculative Execution attack is called SWAPGS, and has been designated the CVE-2019-1125 name. 

Bitdefender has claimed that it has “worked with Intel for more than a year” before publically disclosing this new attack, stating that “the SWAPGS Attack affects newer Intel CPUs that use speculative execution”. Red Hat has additionally claimed that vulnerability applies to x86-64 systems which use “either Intel or AMD processors”. 

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