Spectre and Meltdown Update CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754

Posted by John Marrett on Jan 22, 2018 11:58:23 AM

Few people would write up a security vulnerability 19 days after it was announced, but in the case of Spectre and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754) each day that we've waited has brought new developments and additional information for us to consider, consolidate and present to our customers and blog community.

Readers who follow security news are already aware that the Spectre and Meltdown issues are substantial threats that have severe impacts on security. The vulnerabilities allow processes to read memory information that should not be accessible to them. User processes can access information from other processes and the kernel, in a virtualized environment they can also access information on the host and potentially other guests.

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Topics: spectre, meltdown, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754

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