The person who requested CVE-2013-6885 asked that we send the CVE
assignment here because various open-source software will probably be
adding code to prevent this denial of service attack.
793 Specific Combination of Writes to Write Combined Memory
Types and Locked Instructions May Cause Core Hang
Under a highly specific and detailed set of internal timing
conditions, a locked instruction may trigger a timing sequence whereby
the write to a write combined memory type is not flushed, causing the
locked instruction to stall indefinitely.
Potential Effect on System
Processor core hang.
BIOS should set MSRC001_1020 = 1b.
No fix planned
CVE assignment team, MITRE CVE Numbering Authority
202 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730 USA
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