A new flaw found in the Intel’s Cascade Lake CPUs is allowing hackers to steal data from the systems powered by Intel’s latest processors.
Intel is still having hard times after a new flaw in the CPUs found. A recently uncovered flaw can allow hackers to gain entry to devices powered by Intel CPUs resulting in the stealing of data from the system. Latest Cascade Lake CPUs, both 10th Gen Intel Core and 2nd Generation Intel Xeon processors are affected by the vulnerability named ZombieLoad 2, or TSX Asynchronous Abort, or TAA. The new flaw is also similar to microarchitectural data sampling vulnerabilities.
TSX Asynchronous Abort
The flaw targets the Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) featuring in the latest Intel processors. The first detected ZombieLoad attack was detected in May of 2019. The flaw was used to steal sensitive data from memory locations by malicious programs. Intel released software patches to reduce the attack surface. Intel revealed the data about the vulnerability, according to the blog post, the vulnerability has a CVSS score of 6.5 and CVE-ID is CVE-2019-11135.