On August 14th, 2018, three vulnerabilities were disclosed by Intel and security researchers that leverage a speculative execution side-channel method referred to as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) that affects modern Intel microprocessors. These vulnerabilities could allow an unprivileged, local attacker, in specific circumstances, to read privileged memory belonging to other processes.

The first vulnerability, CVE-2018-3615, affects Intel SGX technology and is referred to by the researchers who discovered it as foreshadow. This vulnerability is not known to affect any Cisco devices as the Cisco devices do not utilize Intel SGX technology. Cisco Unified Computing System servers do support the usage of Intel SGX technology but may be provisioned by a customer in their environment to use Intel SGX technology.

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