Windows 10: Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw

Discus and support Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Jan 2, 2018.

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    Brink New Member

    Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw


    Similar operating systems, such as Apple's 64-bit macOS, will also need to be updated – the flaw is in the Intel x86-64 hardware, and it appears a microcode update can't address it. It has to be fixed in software at the OS level, or go buy a new processor without the design blunder.

    Details of the vulnerability within Intel's silicon are under wraps: an embargo on the specifics is due to lift early this month, perhaps in time for Microsoft's Patch Tuesday next week. Indeed, patches for the Linux kernel are available for all to see but comments in the source code have been redacted to obfuscate the issue.

    However, some details of the flaw have surfaced, and so this is what we know.



    :)
     
    Brink, Jan 2, 2018
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  2. Norton Security reports Spooler SubSystem App does not have a valid digital signature

    There might be a compatibility issue with third party Antivirus utilities and the latest cumulative update which resolves an issue with the memory leak in Intel processors.

    The recommendation would be to remove Norton and use the built in Windows Defender.
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 2, 2018
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  3. Is it me or are you saying N97's are **bleep**?

    The N97 is fundamentally flawed in design, operating system, processor, memory, operation, call clarity, reliability and every other way you can imagine.

    This is not a good phone.

    If you don't belive me buy one.
     
    haddles2000---01, Jan 2, 2018
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  4. IsaacFL Win User

    Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw

    Do we know which CPU's are affected? Assume it is not in AMD?
     
    IsaacFL, Jan 2, 2018
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  5. Steve C Win User
    I wonder how long the intelligence agencies have known about this bug and have been exploiting it?
     
    Steve C, Jan 2, 2018
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  6. Superfly Win User
    Source: Huge Intel CPU Bug Allegedly Causes Kernel Memory Vulnerability With Up To 30% Performance Hit In Windows And Linux | HotHardware
     
    Superfly, Jan 2, 2018
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  7. xips Win User
    these changes were seeded to beta testers running fast-ring Windows Insider builds in November and December.

    I'm curious if any Insiders are experiencing significant slow downs?
     
    xips, Jan 2, 2018
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  8. Faith Win User

    Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw

    If Insiders didn't report performance loss in the months of November throughout December then I doubt non-insiders will notice much either. Also this will unlikely affect gaming performance. But I guess we'll have to wait and see to conclude anything at this point.
     
    Faith, Jan 2, 2018
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  9. Cliff S New Member
    It figures doesn't it Shawn?*Shock
    We all "invest" in 8700K's, 1080 Ti's, and high end ASUS Maximus(different ones) gaming motherboards, and now our benchmarking is going to go to the cats*cry
     
    Cliff S, Jan 2, 2018
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  10. essenbe Win User
    I just wonder how much of this is hyperventilating. If it has been a vulnerability for 10 years, why have we not heard about it before and why have there been no reports of anyone being affected? I really believe there is no OS, piece of software or probably hardware that cannot be compromised. You just have to know where to look. Why do we get security patches constantly? I'm sure there is much of the same thing with driver updates for hardware. Because holes were found and need to be plugged. I think every piece of software is no different It just may not be as big of a deal as everyone is saying. The patch went out in Nov and Dec on the insider builds and I don't recall anyone screaming about a loss of performance, and 35% loss would be very noticeable. I guess time will tell and we shall see pretty soon.
     
    essenbe, Jan 2, 2018
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  11. xips Win User
  12. clam1952 Win User
    5% to 30%? Suspect that may mean that older CPU's will come off worse. Wonder what other wonderful surprises are in store for 2018?
     
    clam1952, Jan 2, 2018
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  13. Kernel memory leaking Intel processor design flaw

    Off you go, Intel. That's a bad karma for ripping off people.
     
    RoasterMen, Jan 2, 2018
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  14. johngalt Win User
    Got a nice discussion going on at another forum about that Intel issue. It's gonna be bad, from the looks of it - still under embargo, according to one of the people involved in the discussion we're having....
     
    johngalt, Jan 2, 2018
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  15. Bree New Member
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/0...u_design_flaw/
     
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