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CVE-2005-0109 Detail


Hyper-Threading technology, as used in FreeBSD and other operating systems that are run on Intel Pentium and other processors, allows local users to use a malicious thread to create covert channels, monitor the execution of other threads, and obtain sensitive information such as cryptographic keys, via a timing attack on memory cache misses.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  5.6 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/UnixWare/SCOSA-2005.24/SCOSA-2005.24.txt Third Party Advisory 
http://marc.info/?l=freebsd-hackers&m=110994026421858&w=2 Mailing List 
http://marc.info/?l=freebsd-security&m=110994370429609&w=2 Mailing List 
http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=110995101417256&w=2 Mailing List 
http://securitytracker.com/id?1013967 Patch  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry  Vendor Advisory 
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101739-1 Vendor Advisory 
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg1SSRVHMCHMC_C081516_754 Broken Link 
http://www.daemonology.net/hyperthreading-considered-harmful/ Third Party Advisory 
http://www.daemonology.net/papers/htt.pdf Third Party Advisory 
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/911878 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-476.html Not Applicable 
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-800.html Not Applicable 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12724 Patch  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/0540 Permissions Required 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/3002 Permissions Required 
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9747 Third Party Advisory 

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