Red Hat Responds to New Speculative Execution Vulnerability, Patches Coming Soon

A few minutes ago, Red Hat has provided Softpedia with several resources and an official statement around the impact of a new publicly disclosed speculative execution security vulnerability affecting modern microprocessors.

Red Hat is the top open-source software company known for their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, and they’re always quick to address newly discovered security vulnerabilities that not only affect its enterprise-ready operating system but the entire Open Source and Free Software community.

Many modern microprocessors leverage the “lazy restore” function for floating point state (FPU), which is used when needed for improving the overall performance of the system when saving and restoring the state of apps in the internal memory when switching from one application to another.

A new speculative execution security vulnerability was publicly disclosed today, affecting modern microprocessors. Known as Lazy State Save/Restore or <a hre… (read more)

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