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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 17:36:08 +0100
From: Marcus Meissner <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: Re: New pagecache based sidechannel attack published

On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 08:43:40AM +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

CVE-2019-5489 was assigned.

Ciao, Marcus

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