[INFO] Critical - Meltdown & Spectre CPU vulnerabilities
Posted by Niels Willemsen on 04 January 2018 18:29
Dear Client, partner,
This week details of a new security vulnerability were made public, known as Meltdown & Spectre. These are hardware bugs which exploit a vulnerability in modern Intel processors and can be used to steal data. The vulnerabilities are also known under the CVE ID’s CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715 .
Fortunately the leaks have been patched in the most commonly used operating systems.
Depending on your Windows version, one of the following patches needs to be installed.
These patches are available both on the public Windows update server and the ClearMedia WSUS servers.
For Linux systems you can install the patch using the distro's update commands.
In both cases a system reboot is required for the patch to take effect.
More information can be found under the following sources:
The ClearMedia TechTeam