Spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities

Information about the vulnerabilities


On January 3rd, 2018, several security vulnerabilities within the microarchitecture of most modern processors were published, which could have the following results:

Those vulnerabilities are now known as:

For further information on this topic, please check the following resources:

  • https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html
  • https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.de/2018/01/reading-privileged-memory-with-side.html
  • https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-responds-to-security-research-findings/
  • https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00088&languageid=en-fr
  • https://newsroom.intel.com/news-releases/intel-issues-updates-protect-systems-security-exploits/
  • https://www.amd.com/en/corporate/speculative-execution
  • https://developer.arm.com/support/security-update


Upgrade hardware/firmware


We are working with the respective manufacturers regarding firmware updates and will provide them as soon as possible.


Patches for all OS can be found in bugtrackers





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