Endpoint Vulnerability

Speculative execution side-channel attack ('Spectre')

Description

Jann Horn of Google Project Zero Security reported that speculative execution performed by modern CPUs could leak information through a timing side-channel attack. Microsoft Vulnerability Research extended this attack to browser JavaScript engines and demonstrated that code on a malicious web page could read data from other web sites (violating the same-origin policy) or private data from the browser itself.

Affected Products

Firefox

References

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