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'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug.

Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel's virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday: these changes were seeded to beta testers running fast-ring Windows Insider builds in November and December.

Crucially, these updates to both Linux and Windows will incur a performance hit on Intel products. The effects are still being benchmarked, however we're looking at a ballpark figure of five to 30 per cent slow down, depending on the task and the processor model. More recent Intel chips have features – such as PCID – to reduce the performance hit. Your mileage may vary.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ 

Meltdown and Spectre

Bugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.

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Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Wondering!! Since Norton service are on MS Azure maybe this could be the crux of some of the cloud issues Core is experiencing.

Microsoft's Azure cloud – which runs a lot of Linux as well as Windows – will undergo maintenance and reboots on January 10, presumably to roll out the above fixes

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Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

New detection tool to check your systems is available: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025619/software.html

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
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Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A tool should be available soon to check for this vulnerability.

SpecuCheck is a Windows utility for checking the state of the software mitigations against CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) and hardware mitigations against CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre)

https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck 

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Krusty13:

A tool should be available soon to check for this vulnerability.

SpecuCheck is a Windows utility for checking the state of the software mitigations against CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) and hardware mitigations against CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre)

https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck 

Available now as a beta.

https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck/releases

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Windows Client Guidance for IT Pros to protect against speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

Summary


Microsoft is aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities referred to as “speculative execution side-channel attacks” that affects many modern processors and operating systems including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Note: this issue will affect other systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, MacOS, so we advise customers to seek out guidance from those vendors.

Microsoft has released several updates to help mitigate these vulnerabilities. We have also taken action to secure our cloud services. See the following sections for more details.

Microsoft has not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to attack customers at this time. Microsoft continues to work closely with industry partners including chip makers, hardware OEMs, and app vendors to protect customers. To get all available protections, hardware/firmware and software updates are required. This includes microcode from device OEMs and in some cases updates to AV software as well.

The following sections will help you identify and mitigate client environments affected by the vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180002.

The Windows updates will also provide Internet Explorer and Edge mitigations. We will also continue to improve these mitigations against this class of vulnerabilities.

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Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Does anyone now whether the Norton systems protects a computer against hackers using the weakness found in Intel technology?

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

KB4056892 has been released for Win10 1709 machines, but:

Due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this fix is only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV has updated the ALLOW REGKEY.Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following  REGKEY on the machine
Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"
Type="REG_DWORD”
Data="0x00000000”

My two machines running Windows Defender have received this update but the machine running Norton Security has not.

Over to you, Symantec.

For other Windows versions:

January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192)
Applies to: Windows 10 version 1709
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056892

January 3, 2018—KB4056891 (OS Build 15063.850)
Applies to: Windows 10 Version 1703
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056891

January 3, 2018—KB4056890 (OS Build 14393.2007)
Applies to: Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows Server 2016
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056890

January 3, 2018—KB4056888 (OS Build 10586.1356)
Applies to: Windows 10 Version 1511
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056888

January 3, 2018—KB4056893 (OS Build 10240.17738 )
Applies to: Windows 10 Enterprise released in July 2015
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056893

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January 3, 2018—KB4056898 (Security-only update)
Applies to: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056898

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January 3, 2018—KB4056897 (Security-only update)
Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056897

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Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Microsoft has released updates for Windows Operating Systems.

There's a thread here with more information.

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/kernel-memory-leaking-intel-processor-design-flaw-forces-linux-windows-redesign

Note this bit though:

Due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this fix is only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV has updated the ALLOW REGKEY.Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following  REGKEY on the machine
Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"
Type="REG_DWORD”
Data="0x00000000”

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Yes, also want to know if Norton products set this key! Anyone checked already?

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Yes, Norton has set this key; at least it's there on my Win10 (64bit ) machine. And the Windows-Update is currently loading and installing
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

In the article on https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16848976/how-to-protect-windows-pc-mel... there is a mention of Security researchers are attempting to compile a list of anti-virus software that’s supported, but it’s a bit of mess to say the least.That list can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/184wcDt9I9TUNFFbsAVLpzAtckQxYiuir.... It states that Symantec Endpoint Protection N N Currently causes BSOD patch today https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSsRaXBVoAEDpMR.jpg:large First N=Sets Registry Key; second N=Supported. Is this the same engine used in Norton products?
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Krusty13: A tool should be available soon to check for this vulnerability.

SpecuCheck is a Windows utility for checking the state of the software mitigations against CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) and hardware mitigations against CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre)

https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck
Available now as a beta.
https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck/releases

SpecuCheck v1.0.0 -- Copyright (c) 2018 Alex Ionescu
http://www.alex-ionescu.com - @aionescu
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Your system either does not have the appropriate patch, or it may not support the information class required.

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Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

@ Krusty13,

I installed on my W7 x64 systems running NS 22.11.2.7 version, KB 4056897 from Microsoft update catalogue  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056897, NS did not complain, and no noticeable issues so far...

Maybe you should try, for W 10, to manually update  KB's 4056892 and 4058702 and see what happens with Norton.

You should not have any issues.

Cheers,

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I have not much technical insight so do not know of Symantec and Norton products share the same engine? If so, interesting discussion on the Symantec forum: https://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/latest-win10-update-corrupts-sep...

and in particular https://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/latest-win10-update-corrupts-sep...

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

In an article I saw on ZDNet it said:

"Microsoft has warned users that its patches for the dangerous Meltdown CPU bug won't reach them if their third-party antivirus hasn't been updated to support this week's Windows security update. "

Is there any concrete news from Symantec on the compatibility of Norton Security ?

thanks

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

It was posted today http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-meltdown-spectre-patches-if-you-hav... that Microsoft released a patch yesterday for this however if your AV software has not been updated you would not receive the update until they do.  I would have assumed that Norton would have been on top of this as I ran live update before I checked for the Microsoft update.  Any word on when Norton will have their fix in place?

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Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

All: I have validated this registry key IS indeed set on my machine: Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"
Type="REG_DWORD”
Data="0x00000000”

Therefore it appears Norton has done what was required for the patch to be installed. Installing the patch now.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I ran Windows Update last night and KB4056892 downloaded and installed successfully.  No BSODs.  Just checked and it looks like Norton updated the Eraser Engine to 117.3.0.358 yesterday:

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Hi,

There are 2 patches for W 10 which can be downloaded from Microsoft Catalogue KB's 4056892 and 4058702.

KB 4058702 is about 13 MB.

Cheers,

Kudos1 Stats

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

All my machines have now updated.

There's an article here describing how you can check if your Windows 10 machine is still vulnerable.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-check-and-update-windows-systems-for-the-meltdown-and-spectre-cpu-flaws/

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Chip hacks: How much is your device at risk?

Security flaws leave millions of computers at risk, but how much should you worry?

Technology reporter Jane Wakefield has dissected the story for us.

Meltdown and Spectre: How chip hacks work

As technology companies race to fix two major vulnerabilities found in computer chips, the ways in which those chips could theoretically be targeted by hackers are becoming clear.

Collectively, Meltdown and Spectre affect billions of systems around the world - from desktop PCs to smartphones.

So why are so many different devices vulnerable - and what is being done to fix things?

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I am out of my comfort zone and am not sure what this all means. My reading is that there is something I can download from Microsoft that  limits the problem with Intel. Is that right? 

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Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I got the MS KB installed this morning with no problems.

Norton Security w/BU is 28.11.2.7 Windows 10 Pro 32 bit.

I see that Internet Explorer got an update since it went back to showing the IE Home Page on a new TAB

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

K

I did just read this and the "won't get" referred to seems only to be for certain earlier versions of Windows?

BUT… you won’t get any patches installed unless and until your antivirus software sets a specific registry key.

 This is from the  linked MS article:

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 Customers


In a default installation of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 customers will not have an anti-virus application installed by default. In these situations, Microsoft recommends installing a supported anti-virus application such as Microsoft Security Essentials or a third-party anti-virus application.

Note: Customers will not receive these security updates and will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their anti-virus software vendor sets the following registry key:

Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat" Value="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc" Type="REG_DWORD

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Hugh, the KB I linked for Win10 1709 also has that caveat.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

OK I was replying to Permalink in a very long thread. Which was the W10 1709 message?

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

This one  -  Permalink.

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Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

It's not looking good for my Intel based Dell Inspiron laptop. MS patch downloaded and installed, from what I can tell the recommendation is a BIOS update. Scary at best to even think of doing that.  The MS help link suggest the code for MS Server isn't installed. No server OS here lol. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Thanks to everyone that posted to this tread.  It was kind of weird as I ran Live Update this morning before I ran a Windows Check For Updates and Windows said that I didn't need anything.  This afternoon I checked the registry entry that was posted and sure enough the entry was there as described so I ran Windows Update again on my system and this time I got the download and got it applied without any issues.  I don't know whether Norton made another update to my system after the manual Live Update I ran earlier or whether Microsoft simply wasn't read to send out the update at the time I checked this morning.  Either way I'm good.

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Can anyone confirm if it is possible to download the patch on Windows 7 machine? I have a theory that if you have a W10 machine and have Defender enabled to do a scan once in a while, that the registry key-setting is coming from Defender, not Norton?

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

AnNe_Z On windows 10 if you have windows defender set to scan on a scheduled basis AND Norton installed Norton will take precedence because Windows disabled most, but not all the functions of Defender to avoid conflicts. Therefore the registry key will come from Norton via live updates. If you have Norton installed that update most likely has already been installed, however you can use regedit from the run command and check for the registry entry being there. According to this article Windows 7 should also receive the patches as well : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073119/protect-against-speculative-execution-side-channel-vulnerabilities-in

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

ITMA. Sitrep ¦ Windows Vista 32-Bit

Windows Stand Alone Installer
Downloaded the x5-Windows Server 2008 Updates. x1-IE9 Windows Server 2008 Updates.

1. Run LiveUpdate, until clear.
2. Create a Windows Restore Point. (WU, isn't going to do it for you).
3. Run the 'msu' files in turn. Restart your machine, when all 6 have installed.
4. My pc, installed closed & opened in the prescribed manner.

5. Reservedly, All is well.

It does appear, as the mayhem accelerates. I require:-
1. Chip updates.
2. BIOS updates.

All 'legacy stuff'. Wonder if it'll ever turn-up ?

"It's That Man Again."
The
SinecolSirphor. AK.

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I have a 5 years old notebook ASUS and this down is my situation (The system is not vulnerable) :

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

On Microsoft support is article "Windows Client Guidance for IT Pros to protect against speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities"

I cite: 

"Customers must take the following actions to help protect against the vulnerabilities.

  1. Verify that you are running a supported antivirus application before you install OS or firmware updates. Contact the antivirus software vendor for compatibility information.
  2. Apply all available Windows operating system updates, including the January 2018 Windows security updates.
  3. Apply the applicable firmware update that is provided by the device manufacturer.

Windows-based machines (physical or virtual) should install the Microsoft security updates that were released on January 3, 2018."

I did not receive any Microsoft security updates released on January 3 ! I have Norton ? Internet Security installed on my laptop with Windows 8.1. How can I get these security updates ?

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

That is testing for an older vulnerability, not this one.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

@bbulog

If you have the Fast Start feature enabled it may be the cause.For more info please see  https://community.norton.com/en/forums/windows-881-or-10-and-fast-start-feature-0 

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 65.0.3325.146 | NS 22.12.1.15
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

bbulog:

...I did not receive any Microsoft security updates released on January 3 ! I have Norton ? Internet Security installed on my laptop with Windows 8.1. How can I get these security updates ?

Hi bbulog:

From Woody Leonhard's 05-Jan-2018 ComputerWorld article Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4056894 signals early, abbreviated Patch Tuesday:

Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2 KB 4056898 is the January security-only patch, which must be manually downloaded and installed. It, too, contains only the Meltdown fix. (There was no Preview Monthly Rollup in December.) I don’t see any references to a Win8.1 Monthly Rollup — it’s likely we’ll see one sooner or later.

The How to Get This Update section of the Microsoft KB article January 3, 2018—KB4056898 (Security-only update) notes that the Win 8.1 KB4056898 update can be manually installed using the appropriate standalone .msu installer posted <here> on the Microsoft Update Catalog - just save the correct 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) .msu installer for Win 8.1 to your Windows desktop, close your browser, and double-click the file to start the installation.

You can also wait a few days for the January 2018 Patch Tuesday updates this coming Tuesday (09-Jan-2018) and a patch will likely be delivered via Windows Update by that time.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.5.3 * Norton Security Premium v22.11.2.7 * MB v3.3.1

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

I've had the MS update on both my machines.

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Current
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

KB4056894.... on the only machine I have

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 65.0.3325.146 | NS 22.12.1.15
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Hello

That's only part of the patching that is necessary from what I have heard. There is also a bios update which is supposed to be received from the manufacturer of your computer. I wonder what I do since my computer is custom made for me. I guess I can check the Asus website since that is the kind of motherboard I have and that is where I found other bio updates, but not recently. I think my Win 7 Pro is about 4 1/2 years old

Have a Good Night and

Thanks..

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.17.0.183 Core Firmware 270 I E 11 Chrome latest one
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

And this one is my SpecuCheck.exe report (What does it mean???):

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

'flo  Permalink

I would imagine that the manufacturer's update would be directed to any INTEL chip on the motherboard. I would anticipate that the CPU itself cannot be modified?

I'm using an ASUS/AMD motherboard dating back to the release of Windows 7 although I'm on Windows 10 now. The ASUS website does not show anything relevant and indeed officially mine may not support Windows 10!

I find Speccy invaluable in situations like this since in a few seconds it lists more technical information about your system than you could possible want to know! But in a format very easy to follow and with the bonus that you can Copy/Paste a word or bits of it so that if I can't remember the exact definition of my Motherboard, one click and I not only know it's  M4A78T-E but I can paste that into Google or the ASUS website if I need to look for something related to it.

Of course being AMD with an AMD CPU there are no INTEL chips on it so far as I can see:

Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model M4A78T-E (AM3)
Version Rev 1.xx
Chipset Vendor AMD
Chipset Model 790GX
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor AMD
Southbridge Model SB700
Southbridge Revision 00

Just in case it is useful for anyone.

Hugh
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Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Hello, can someone tell me how to check to see if my Reg Key has the required update to install the latest Win10 1709 update? I want to know if Norton has updated this key so Windows 10 Update will not cause a BSOD when updated.  I did get the Windows update and it's pending installation. From what I understand from above, I wouldn't have received the update unless Reg Key had been updated? I just want to confirm on my laptop it has required Reg Key before proceeding. 

Kudos0

Re: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Hello.

I tried to locate an official announcement from Symantec that Norton Security is compatible with Windows Update KB4056892.

Two of my computers running Windows 10 and Norton Security have been updated but with KB4056892 but one, running Windows 8.1 and NS, has yet to be.

Does anyone know if there are any compatibility issues with Norton Security on Windows 8.1 and Windows Update KB4056892?

Thanks.

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