Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:33:26 -0400 From: sophia <sophia@...ilofbits.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request - Processor side channels using out of order execution Hi, Thanks for the reminder, the URL to the material for the out-of-order-exploitation setup is below: http://sophia.re/side_channel_material <http://sophia.re/side_channel_material> - Sophia > On Aug 19, 2015, at 5:26 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > > Sophia, Kurt, all - > > This is an old-fashioned mailing list, not business correspondence. > Top-posting and over-quoting are discouraged. Also discouraged are what > I call thanks-only postings. It's polite to thank the person, but > unless you have something valuable to add, those postings are not worth > distributing to all the list subscribers. > > To make my own posting more valuable (rather than moderation-only): > >>> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 2:29 PM, sophia <sophia@...ilofbits.com> wrote: >>>> Just wondering how to get more information about the process for >>>> requesting a CVE for this vulnerability. > > Kurt provided that, but more importantly: you should be patient. MITRE > are often slow at assigning CVE IDs. It's only been a week. They often > need several weeks, unfortunately. (In contrast, Kurt is usually quick > to assign CVE IDs on the distros list, but this only works for not yet > public issues and is only acceptable if those issues are disclosed to > the distros list primarily for the purpose of informing the distros > rather than for acquiring a CVE ID. Having a CVE ID is too unimportant > to be worth the risk.) > >>>> On Aug 12, 2015, at 12:24 PM, sophia <sophia@...ilofbits.com> wrote: >>>>> The vulnerability definitely applies to hypervisors as used by popular >>>>> commercial cloud platforms. These hypervisors try to guarantee that one >>>>> user's processes in a VM are meant to be isolated from another VM's. >>>>> Isolation is referenced as a feature multiple times in Xen's spec: >>>>> http://www-archive.xenproject.org/files/Marketing/WhyXen.pdf. > > WhyXen.pdf does mention isolation, but it doesn't mention covert > channels, leaving it ambiguous (to those of us aware of the possibility > of covert channels) what level of isolation is actually intended. Maybe > they need to revise the document to explicitly exclude covert channels. > > Historically, access control didn't automatically imply lack of covert > channels. For example, per the Orange Book covert channels weren't even > considered for the lower classes such as C1 and C2, where typical and > "Trusted" multi-user systems fell. They are only considered starting > with B2 and B3, which rarely applied: > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computer_System_Evaluation_Criteria#Divisions_and_classes > > Once again, to avoid misunderstanding, I only use this as a historical > reference. > >>>>> Also, I will release all of my code on my website when I get back to my >>>>> server later today. > > Have you? Please post the URL in here. > > Thank you! > > Alexander Content of type "text/html" skipped Download attachment "smime.p7s" of type "application/pkcs7-signature" (3833 bytes)
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