CVE-2019-1125, “SWAPGS Attack”: a new speculative execution side-channel attack

Security researchers at Bitdefender disclosed a new way of exploiting a flaw in Intel chips. Speculative execution attacks As Spectre, Meltdown and other similar attacks, the SWAPGS attack takes advantage of speculative execution, a functionality that seeks to speed-up the CPU by “guessing” which instructions might come next: however, the discarded instructions can leave traces […]

Article Link: https://www.andreafortuna.org/2019/08/07/cve-2019-1125-swapgs-attack-a-new-speculative-execution-side-channel-attack/