A flaw has been found in Intel processors that exposes protected memory to unauthorized access. The flaw requires fundamental changes to operating system memory handling to correct, which comes at the cost of performance impacts.
Several technology publications have been covering this flaw, and anticipated impacts, including:
Due to the nature and severity of this flaw, Intel is still in process of releasing details, though much has been discovered by researchers analyzing the patches.
In this note we examine what is known, what is still not disclosed by Intel, and the potential impact on VMS systems or other high-demand applications using these processors.