#VU9883 Information disclosure in Intel CPU

Published: 2020-09-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU9883

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-5715


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Intel CPU
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor: Intel


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists in Intel CPU hardware due to improper implementation of the speculative execution of instructions. A local attacker can utilize branch target injection, execute arbitrary code, perform a side-channel attack and read sensitive memory information.

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Vulnerable software versions

Intel CPU: All versions

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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