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Old June 19, 2012, 09:58 AM
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A flaw in Intel chips leaves users of a number or x64-based operating systems vulnerable to system hijacking, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns.

CERT Advisory: US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#649219 - SYSRET 64-bit operating system privilege escalation vulnerability on Intel CPU hardware

From the web: https://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13116
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Old June 19, 2012, 10:22 AM
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It's already patched according to Microsoft if you have done/run a Windows update:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-042 - Important : Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2711167)
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Yes, but thankfully there are more OSes than Macro$haft Windows
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Yes, but thankfully there are more OSes than Macro$haft Windows
Who update more slowly, apparently?. lolz?
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In some cases yes, in other cases no

Of course you know who was notified FIRST when the problem was discovered
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Yes, but thankfully there are more OSes than Macro$haft Windows
Was patched (funny enough, unknowingly/ignorant of the larger security issue it could cause) in the OpenBSD and Linux kernel back in 2006. I suspect patches for most other OSes will be coming soon, if not already out.

A good explanation if your curios about these sort of things here;
The Intel SYSRET privilege escalation – blog.xen.org
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