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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:35:00 +0000
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <>
To:, Bill Cox <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] A final cheat killer pass with smoke

In message <>
, Bill Cox writes:

>I am assuming the attacker cannot determine the addresses accessed, but
>only that a cache miss occured.  I'm pretty new to this stuff.  Is there a
>cache timing attack that reveals the actual addresses?

To varying degrees.  You should at least assume that the address can be
exposed to a VM page size granularity, and for safety I would assume
cache-line granularity also.

Colin Perceivals paper on cache-misses on Intels HTT would be a good

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