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Exploiting the DRAM rowhammer bug to gain kernel privileges

For the sake of having this here. Manipulating bits in memory is a big deal in multi-tenant virtualized and cloud environments, aka public cloud. Unfortunately this is a hardware issue and not something that a software patch will solve. Only new physical deployments can solve that problem. So rowhammer will be a nightmare for a while…

via Project Zero: Exploiting the DRAM rowhammer bug to gain kernel privileges.