Researchers said the vulnerability “is very easy to exploit.”
Apple, Microsoft, Red Hat and others have built an uncannily similar privilege escalation flaw into their Intel-based products.
Widespread reports of reboot issues on some Intel systems force the chip giant to pump the brakes on rolling out patches for side-channel vulnerabilities.
As part of its December Android and Pixel/Nexus security updates, Google has issued patches addressing a bevy of flaws, 11 of which are rated critical.
Android receives three remote code execution patches for vulnerabilities rated critical as Google launches a new Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin.