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Is NetBSD vulnerable to modern processor flaws

Today news of critical vulnerabilities (for example, ) affecting Intel and Arm and maybe AMD processors hit the press. News reports say all platforms using these chips, such as Linux, Microsoft, and Apple are affected since the flaw is in hardware but the fix must be made in the software operating system kernel. It has been reported that Linux developers say the fix involves fundamental changes to the way the Linux kernel handles virtual memory and they have been working on the fix for a while (see for example, ). I could not tell from NetBSD security documentation if NetBSD is vulnerable to these flaws or not or if work has been done in NetBSD to mitigate these security flaws in the hardware that NetBSD runs on. Can anyone say if NetBSD is vulnerable?

Chuck Zmudzinski

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