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In response to the recent Intel and AMD Processor vulnerabilities that have been identified. The vulnerabilities are dubbed Meltdown and Spectre.

Full documentation of the vulnerabilities can be found here:

CVE Numbers:

  • CVE-2017-5753
  • CVE-2017-5754
  • CVE-2017-5715

US-CERT Guidance

Here’s some more detailed documentation on the vulnerabilities as well as available patches and notes.

This is a technical write-up from Google Project Zero

Note: There is documented compatibility issues with 3rd party anti-virus software and the patches being released, resulting in BSOD. See the link below.

 


Update - 1/5/2018

Intel is promising to have a firmware update for 90% of the CPUs released in the last 5 years by the end of next week. 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/hardware/intel-promises-firmware-updates-for-most-modern-cpus-by-the-end-of-next-week/