Tag: Spectre

Feb 14

Spectre and Meltdown – Revert back to a previous BIOS version (Dell)

Hi, with the microcode included in the BIOS updates released to address Spectre (Variant 2), CVE-2017-5715. Dell is advising that all customers should not deploy the BIOS update for the Spectre (Variant 2) vulnerability at this time. They have removed the impacted BIOS updates from our support pages and are working with Intel on a …

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Jan 30

Spectre and Meltdown – Intel identified the root cause…

Hi, just few days ago, Intel had received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates (reboot issues we reported Jan. 11). As of January 22, 2018, Intel did not recommend installing patches regarding reboot issues and unpredictable system behavior. Intel seems to have nailed the root cause of intermittent …

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Jan 25

Spectre and Meltdown – Patches are being recalled by VMware & Dell EMC – Veeam’s feedback

Hello, For those of you who have already patched your ESXi hosts with the initial set of patches, please note that those patches are being recalled by VMware, and action is required. VMware has also updated their security advisory “VMware Security Adisories“ late in the week. There are many questions regarding performance impact of the …

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Jan 11

Spectre & Meltdown: Patch Virtual Machine (Guest OS) too!

Updated (January 24, 2018): Spectre and Meltdown – Patches are being recalled by VMware & Dell EMC – Veeam’s feedback _____________ Hello, I will not explain to you the implications what Specter or Meltdown on a security level. Basically, there are a lot of articles that you can read with many different opinions… Especially about …

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Jan 08

Security – Spectre and Meltdown overview

Anton Gostev wrote a great post on the Spectre and Meltdown attack in his weekly forums digest. By now, most of you have probably already heard of the biggest disaster in the history of IT – Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities which affect all modern CPUs, from those in desktops and servers to ones found …

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