JackHammer: Efficient Rowhammer on Heterogeneous FPGA-CPU Platforms

https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.11523

[…]Further, we demonstrate JackHammer, a novel and efficient Rowhammer from the FPGA to the host’s main memory. Our results indicate that a malicious FPGA can perform twice as fast as a typical Rowhammer attack from the CPU on the same system and causes around four times as many bit flips as the CPU attack. We demonstrate the efficacy of JackHammer from the FPGA through a realistic fault attack on the WolfSSL RSA signing implementation that reliably causes a fault after an average of fifty-eight RSA signatures, 25% faster than a CPU rowhammer attack. In some scenarios our JackHammer attack produces faulty signatures more than three times more often and almost three times faster than a conventional CPU rowhammer attack.

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