Intel patched Zombieload vulnerability for the third time

Last May, computer scientists revealed a CPU vulnerability called ZombieLoad that affected nearly all Intel processors released after 2011. Similar to vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre, ZombieLoad leverages predictive execution to implement data breaches across threads, permission boundaries, and hyperthreads.

The chip giant released two patches to fix the Zombieload vulnerability in May and November last year.

Intel patched Zombieload vulnerability for the third time

On Monday, Intel acknowledged in a security notice that the previous fix was inadequate and that the attacker was able to exploit Zombieload to leak the data, releasing the patch for the third time.