resides in a compartment at a higher hardware privilege level
than the code causing the RSE stores and loads, making it inaccessible to application code.
The software architecture provides no paths for injecting root kits or other malicious code intended to execute at the highest hardware privilege level
Although not remotely exploitable in-and-of itself, a malicious user, network worm or email virus could take advantage of this vulnerability in order to completely compromise a vulnerable system on which the exploit code is executing, regardless of that code's original privilege level
The foundation of the EasyChild system is the weekly Point Sheet and the Privilege Level
Multiple permission levels enable companies to limit access to selected fields and to groups of records based on an individual's privilege level
According to Intel, the exploit is a way for an attacker to observe the content of privileged memory, exploiting a CPU technique called speculative execution to circumvent expected privilege levels
They don't require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels
possible," Tavis Ormandy, of Google's Project Zero team, wrote in a company blog post June 28.
Three user privilege levels
enhance security and management flexibility.
In developing the plan's design, American Correctional Association standards surrounding segregation unit procedures and privilege levels
served as the minimum guidelines that control units would have to exceed.