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New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could let attackers circumvent mitigations for speculative attacks such asSpectreand obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. Discovered byPiotr Krysiukof Symantec’s Threat Hunter team, the flaws tracked as CVE-2020-27170 and CVE-2020-27171 (CVSS