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Late-stage bug in Haswell/Broadwell chipsets

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Late-stage bug in Haswell/Broadwell chipsets

Postby Zancarius » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:05 pm

http://techreport.com/news/26911/errata ... dwell-cpus

Apparently it's a bug in the TSX instruction set which provides access to some advanced features that are currently not widely used, so it's not a big deal. It can however be exploited to cause memory corruption, crashes, etc., but is likely to be fixed through a BIOS update containing the appropriate microcode.
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