Vulnerability identifier: #VU9882
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: Yes
Hardware solutions / Firmware
The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists in Intel CPU hardware due to side-channel attacks, which are also referred to as Meltdown attacks. A local attacker can execute arbitrary code, perform a side-channel analysis of the data cache and gain access to sensitive information including memory from the CPU cache.
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Vulnerable software versions
Intel CPU: All versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?