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Old 20th October 2016
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Default Researchers Bypass ASLR Protection on Intel Haswell CPUs

A team of scientists from two US universities has devised a method of bypassing ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) protection by taking advantage of the BTB (Branch Target Buffer), a component included in many modern CPU architectures, including Intel Haswell CPUs, the processor they used for tests in their research.
Some people argue that attack is not such a problem, because attack not remote.
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The "some people" referenced above in Shawn Webb, the person behind HardenedBSD. Whether or not his knowledge and expertise in OS security is meaningful in commenting on the article is of course an exercise left up to the reader.
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