Wednesday October 19, 2016

Intel Processor Flaw Allows Hackers To Bypass Security Mechanisms

A pair of researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton have demonstrated a technique using Intel's Haswell processors that bypasses ASLR, a security protection built into most current operating systems. Obviously, this could have serious implications if left unfixed.

A flaw in Intel's processors could allow attackers to bypass security mechanisms and inject malware into code, security researchers have warned. The technique works on almost every operating system and enables more effective software exploits. The researchers behind the discovery developed a bypass for Intel's Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) technology on its Haswell series of processors.