Meltdown and Spectre BIOS and CPU (In Progress)
  • Priority - High
  • Affecting System - Sever BIOS Updates - Various Firmware Updates
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are actively investigating the recently discovered CPU vulnerabilities known as “Meltdown” (CVE-2017-5754) and “Spectre” (CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753). We are closely examining any developments around possible exploits of these vulnerabilities, and taking rigorous steps to roll out patches as they become available. 

    99% of our severs are made by Dell.  We are subject to firmwares updates provided by Dell EMC.

    Note that because of the number of servers involved and the time it takes to install firmware and kernel udpates, these will be unscheduled installs - sometimes during normal operating hours.
    Restarts usually only approximately 5 minutes so there is little impact.

  • Date - 01/30/2018 14:40
  • Last Updated - 03/01/2018 17:01