As far as I know, both rowhammer and radiation based fault injection, can cause arbitrary bit flips in the memory.

Are there any differences in matters of possible outcomes of both "attacks" on common hardware?

EDIT: In order to specify my question a bit: Could rowhammer cause control flow errors like usual fault injection does?

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Yes, the principle and impact is the same. One of the specific properties of Rowhammer is that it is affecting nearby memory rows only (hence the name rowhammer). This makes establishing non-destructive attacks a challenge.

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