Operating Systems Hit By Major Security Flaw

Windows, macOS, Linux, VMware, Xen, KVM and others are affected by issues caused by their misinterpretation of chip documentation

Most major operating systems are vulnerable to a “serious” security bug caused by developers’ misinterpretation of documentation on debugging features in Intel and AMD chips.

The problem is unusual in its scale, affecting Windows, Apple’s macOS, most major Linux distributions, FreeBSD, and virtualisation products from VMware, Xen and KVM.

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Source: Silicon