Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2023 20:07:13 +0100 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: Antonio Gomez Iglesias <antonio.gomez.iglesias@...el.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Tavis Ormandy <taviso@...il.com> Subject: Re: CVE-2023-23583: Intel - Denial of Service - Privilege Escalation (Reptar) On Tue, Nov 14, 2023 at 10:31:51AM -0800, Antonio Gomez Iglesias wrote: > Name of the issue: Redundant Prefix Issue > > Description of the issue > Under certain microarchitectural conditions, Intel has identified cases > where execution of an instruction (REP MOVSB) encoded with a redundant > REX prefix may result in unpredictable system behavior resulting in a > system crash/hang, or, in some limited scenarios, may allow escalation > of privilege from CPL3 to CPL0. > This Redundant Prefix Issue is assigned CVE-2023-23583 with a CVSS Base > Score of 8.8 High CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H. > > Mitigation > Intel is providing a microcode update to mitigate this issue: https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-Files/releases/tag/microcode-20231114 Thank you, Antonio! Here's a writeup and reproducer tool by Tavis Ormandy: https://lock.cmpxchg8b.com/reptar.html The GitHub release page above links to Intel security advisory: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00950.html which specifies what CPU generations are affected (from 10th generation Intel Core or 3rd generation Xeon Scalable to current), and links to a table with "an exhaustive list of processors" matched against this issue and previously disclosed issues: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/topic-technology/software-security-guidance/processors-affected-consolidated-product-cpu-model.html It also says "Please refer to the technical paper here for additional information", where "here" is a link supposedly to "the technical paper", but it's a non-existent page currently, so I'm not posting the URL yet (not sure if it'll stay the same when the page is published). Meanwhile, Tavis' writeup is great! Alexander
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