Uai

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UAI, or Upper Address Ignore, is a vulnerability that exists in the design or implementation of software. It's a feature supported by future AMD CPUs alongside 5-level paging. This vulnerability is not unique to AMD, as similar features exist in other processors: Intel refers to it as Linear Address Masking (LAM), and Arm calls it Top Byte Ignore (TBI). These terminologies represent the same underlying issue, albeit in different hardware contexts. These advanced hardware features, including LAM, UAI, and TBI, were initially introduced to enhance memory security and management. They provide a means to handle memory addresses more efficiently, thereby improving overall system performance. However, despite their intended benefits, they inadvertently introduce potential security risks. The core problem lies in the fact that these features can create exploitable micro-architectural race conditions. A race condition occurs when a system's behavior depends on the sequence or timing of uncontrollable events. When exploited, these vulnerabilities could potentially allow unauthorized access to sensitive information or enable other malicious activities. Therefore, while these features bring improvements in memory handling, they also necessitate rigorous security measures to prevent potential exploitation.
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CERT-EU
8 months ago
New SLAM attack steals sensitive data from AMD, future Intel CPUs
CERT-EU
8 months ago
New SLAM attack steals sensitive data from AMD, future Intel CPUs