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Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2023 19:30:39 +0200
From: Matthias Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2023-20593: A use-after-free in AMD Zen2

* Eddie Chapman wrote:
> alice wrote:
> > this is a disaster of a security announcement from AMD. nothing is fixed
> > except for epyc. the only workaround anyone really has is the chicken bit,
> > thankfully.
> Yes, very disappointing. Pure speculation; perhaps they were planning on
> disclosing at the end of the year with full set of Microcode ready but
> something we don't know (yet) forced them to disclose early. Who knows.

According to the writeup [1] in Google's security repo "AMD unexpectedly
published patches" and was then forced to agree on an earlier disclosure

Mistakes happens to everyone...


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