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[opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse] Time to look for a kernel update...
  • From: Richard Brown <RBrownCCB@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:16:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <CAA0b23wS16+XJtbBE1QioiO-sgXnSXZ=6NMS0yJk=VmNDodh6Q@mail.gmail.com>
Hi all,

Kernel, microcode, and qemu updates to mitigate these CPU side-channel
vulnerabilities are on the way

https://news.opensuse.org/2018/01/04/current-status-opensuse-and-spectre-meltdown-vulnerabilities/

Regards,

Richard
openSUSE Board

On 4 January 2018 at 13:53, Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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On Thursday, 2018-01-04 at 17:30 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:

On 03/01/18 23:02, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/


Or is it a 'backdoor' which has been discovered only now?


Second person I see asking that ;-)

I doubt it. A backdoor is done subtly, and you need to control it (meaning
you need to protect yourself, enable/disable at will).

This thing affects all computers, even those on "your" side. So yes, you may
attack others, and they can attack you back. You can not be sure the bad
guys and intelligence agencies don't find about about this. There is no way
you can secure your own computer, you need a redesign of the kernel in a way
that affects speed: not something you want for yourself.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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