A new variant of Software Guard Extensions SGXSpecter vulnerability is discovered in Intel processors

A new threat to Intel processors has been found, SGXSpecter. Intel’s Specter problems are far from over, researchers at the University of Ohio have found a new variant of the Specter vulnerability in the company’s silicon.

Intel has a new problem with Specter

A new variant of Software Guard Extensions SGX Specter vulnerability is discovered in Intel processors

A new variant of Software Guard Extensions SGXSpecter vulnerability is discovered in Intel processors

This new vulnerability is related to Software Guard Extensions (SGX), extensions. That allows the execution of software in safe and isolated areas of the processor with its memory allocation. The new vulnerability has been called SgxPectre. And that is especially problematic as it allows these secure zones created by SGX to be compromised.

SgxPectre makes use of the bifurcation prediction ability to take information from the SGX secure areas and take it outside of them so that this information can be accessed. Intel has already started to say that its latest security patches and new development kits for SGX application providers are prepared to deal with this new security threat. And it remains to be seen to what extent this will be true.

Also, these new development kits will be available from March 16. And we are sure that from then on we have further information on this matter. What seems clear is that this 2018 will be more complicated for Intel than they had anticipated in their worst dreams.

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