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Researchers bypass ASLR by exploiting flaw in Intel chip

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Oct
2016
Researchers bypass ASLR by exploiting flaw in Intel chip

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Researchers have found a design flaw in the branch predictor, a component of Intel’s Haswell processor, and have exploited it to bypass ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization).

ASLR is a defense mechanism present in major operating systems and many applications, and protects systems from common attacks such as buffer overflow and return-oriented programming attacks.

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