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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 08:43:40 +0100
From: Marcus Meissner <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: New pagecache based sidechannel attack published


Daniel Gruss, Erik Kraft, Trishita Tiwari, Michael Schwarz, Ari Trachtenberg, Jason Hennessey, Alex Ionescu, Anders Fogh
have published a paper describing side channels attacks using OS pagecache statistics, allowing looking at
things like keystroke timing and others.

This affects not just Linux, but also Windows and potentially other OS.

Linux mainline patch:

I have requested a Linux specific CVE.

Ciao, Marcus

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