Every major OS maker misread Intel’s docs



As detailed by CERT on Tuesday, the security cockup, labeled CVE-2018-8897, appears to have been caused by developers at Microsoft, Apple, and other organizations misunderstanding the way Intel and AMD processors handle one particular special exception.

Indeed, CERT noted: “The error appears to be due to developer interpretation of existing documentation.” In other words, programmers misunderstood Intel and AMD’s manuals, which may not have been very clear.

Source: Every major OS maker misread Intel’s docs. Now their kernels can be hijacked or crashed • The Register