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SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown - Ubuntu Wiki
The one for CVE-2017-5753 is listed as "pending" as of 19 January 2018.
ubuntu  spectre  meltdown  vulnerability  kpti  patch  sysadmin  reference 
january 2018 by kme
kernel - How to check that KPTI is enabled on my Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu
<code class="language-bash">
grep -q "cpu_insecure\|cpu_meltdown\|kaiser" /proc/cpuinfo && \
echo "patched :)" || echo "unpatched :("
</code>

Not super-reliable, since there are several separate vulnerabilities (and several mitigations); try https://github.com/speed47/spectre-meltdown-checker.
linux  kernel  kpti  meltdown  spectre  security  vulnerability  howto 
january 2018 by kme
​Major Linux redesign in the works to deal with Intel security flaw | ZDNet
To say Linux developers were unhappy about this would be a massive understatement. When the set of fixes' name was changed from KAISER to Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI), some of the suggested names were User Address Space Separation, prefix uass_ and Forcefully Unmap Complete Kernel With Interrupt Trampolines, prefix fuckwit_.
linux  kernel  devel  kpti  aslr  meltdown  spectre 
january 2018 by kme
About the security content of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, and Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan - Apple Support | https://support.apple.com/
Kernel

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

Impact: An application may be able to read kernel memory

Description: Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis of the data cache.

CVE-2017-5754: Jann Horn of Google Project Zero, Werner Haas and Thomas Prescher of Cyberus T...
macos  kernel  security  update  meltdown 
january 2018 by kme
From Britney to Trump: How Pop Culture Tells Women to Shut Up - The Atlantic
The “common scold” of the 17th century is present, in other words, every time a woman of the 21st is punished for asserting herself in the public sphere: every time she—whether running for president or simply running her life—is dismissed for being too brash, and too ambitious, and too inconvenient, and above all too loud. As the journalist Sady Doyle argues in her fantastic debut book, Trainwreck: “A woman must be perfect, or not be anything at all, to encounter fame without being shamed or scarred.”
gender  womeninpower  discrimination  doublestandard  thepatriarchy  celebrity  meltdown 
september 2016 by kme

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