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Spectre/Meltdown bug affecting Python ?

Le 2018-01-06 ? 15:49, J.O. Aho a ?crit?:
> On 01/06/18 13:43, Etienne Robillard wrote:
>> My understanding of this vulnerability is that speculative indirect
>> calls in Linux kernel can be used to extract/filter memory content via
>> side-channels.
> Not just Linux, but all other OS:es, Microsoft and Apple been patching
> in secret as they have a closed source approach, but ms-windows needs at
> least one more patch before it can breath out, which will be released on
> Tuesday.

It's unclear to me whether AMD CPUs are affected by theses design flaws.

Furthermore, I'd like to know if Python can mitigate hardware-specific 
timing attacks.

Best regards,


Etienne Robillard
tkadm30 at yandex.com