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FreeBSD Security Advisory (FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt.asc)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt.asc

Insight

Insight

Hyper-Threading Technology is the name used for the implementation of simultaneous multithreading on Intel Pentium 4, Mobile Pentium 4, and Xeon processors. A security flaw involving operating systems running on Hyper-Threading Technology processors was has been reported. Complete details are not available at the time of this writing. However, a workaround has been issued. It is expected that more details will be available tomorrow, at which time a revised version of this advisory will be published.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade your system to the appropriate stable release or security branch dated after the correction date https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt.asc

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