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Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 11:43:27 +0200
From: Greg KH <>
To: procmem <>
Subject: Re: Nethammer and kernel network drivers

On Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 03:46:19AM +0000, procmem wrote:
> Hello. I wanted to get your attention about a new, more serious
> reincarnation of rowhammer called nethammer that doesn't need to execut
> any code on the system like in the past nor does it leave a trace.
> The summary of the paper is that rowhammer can be
> remotely triggered by feeding susceptible* network driver crafted
> traffic. This attack can do all kinds of nasty things such as modifying
> SSL certs on the victim system.
> * Susceptible drivers are those relying on Intel CAT, uncached memory or
> the clflush instruction.
> In absence of hardware mitigations, please identify and disable/fix
> susceptible network drivers to avoid this type of attack. Thanks.

Any hint as to how to identify such drivers?  Have you looked into what
this would entail?


greg k-h

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