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Row Hammer DRAM bug exploited, unlocks access to physical memory

2015/03/09

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers from Google's Project Zero leveraged a known vulnerability, dubbed Row Hammer, in some dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips to identify one exploit that runs as a Native Client program and escalates privilege to call the host system SYSCALLs directly, and another that runs as a normal process on Linux and escalates privilege and allows access to data in the entire physical memory.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Row-Hammer-DRAM-Bug-Exploited- Unlocks-Access-to-Physical-Memory-475303.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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