Spoiler (security vulnerability)

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CVE identifier(s)CVE-2019-0162
Date discoveredNovember 2018; 5 years ago (2018-11)
DiscovererUnited States Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Germany University of Lübeck
Affected hardwareModern Intel microprocessors

Spoiler is a security vulnerability on modern computer central processing units that use speculative execution. It exploits side-effects of speculative execution to improve the efficiency of Rowhammer and other related memory and cache attacks. According to reports, all modern Intel Core CPUs are vulnerable to the attack as of 2019.[1][2] AMD has stated that its processors are not vulnerable.[3][4]

Spoiler was issued a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures ID of CVE-2019-0162.

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  1. ^ Tung, Liam. "All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don't expect a quick fix". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  2. ^ Owen, Malcolm (March 5, 2019). "New 'Spoiler' vulnerability in all Intel Core processors exposed by researchers". AppleInsider. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  3. ^ "Spoiler | AMD". www.amd.com. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  4. ^ "AMD Confirms Its Processors Aren't Impacted by Spoiler Vulnerability". Tom's Hardware. 2019-03-17. Retrieved 2019-03-18.

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