The Register: ‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

The Register: ‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign. “A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday: these changes were seeded to beta testers running fast-ring Windows Insider builds in November and December.”

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