Tag : spectre

Meltdown and Spectre
vulnerabilities impacts a large number
of computing systems

As we are all aware the newer generations of Intel and AMD CPU are vulnerable for both of the latest exploits.

Below are the quick fixes for major OS:

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2+, Sierra 2017-002 security update, and El Capitan 2017-005 security update mitigate meltdown:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208331

iOS 11.2+ mitigates meltdown:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208334

Windows 7, 8, 10 patches are out, mitigating meltdown:
https://support.microsoft.com/help/4073119

Android “January 2018” security patch level mitigates meltdown:
https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/7622138#android

Fx 57 patched, mitigating spectre
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2018/01/03/mitigations-landing-new-class-timing-attack/

Chrome 64 (January 23) will mitigate spectre; can optionally mitigate now — “Strict Site Isolation” in chrome://flags
https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/7622138#chrome

Safari update “in the coming days” to mitigate spectre
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394

Ubuntu kernel updates by Jan 9, for 17.10, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, mitigating meltdown:
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2018/01/04/ubuntu-updates-for-the-meltdown-spectre-vulnerabilities/

Debian stable has an updated kernel out, mitigating meltdown:
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4078

AWS has patched the host hardware for EC2 boxes:
https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-bulletins/AWS-2018-013/

Author: 11 months ago