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Meltdown, Spectre Vulnerabilities: Software Patch List for MSSPs, MSPs and Channel Partners

The technology industry is racing to patch the Meltdown and Spectre microprocessor vulnerabilities, which essentially impact every notebook, PC, server and cloud service on the planet. The list below includes links to guidance and patches from more than 20 companies — including Microsoft, Red Hat, Amazon, Google and more.

A warning: After patching, performance may be diminished by up to 30 percent, according to a US-CERT alert. Intel has downplayed the potential performance impact, and insists most users will notice little to any performance impact. Still, US-CERT says administrators should ensure that performance is monitored for critical applications and services, and work with their vendor(s) and service provider(s) to mitigate the effect if possible.

Meltdown & Spectre Software Patch List and Guidance

Here’s that list of Meltdown and Spectre guidance and patches from 20+ vendors:

  1. Amazon
  2. AMD
  3. Google Android
  4. ARM Holdings
  5. CentOS
  6. Chromium
  7. Citrix Systems
  8. F5 Networks
  9. Google Cloud Services
  10. Huawei
  11. IBM X-Force and Cloud
  12. Intel
  13. Lenovo
  14. Linux
  15. Microsoft Azure
  16. Microsoft Windows
  17. Nvidia
  18. OpenSUSE
  19. Red Hat
  20. SUSE
  21. Trend Micro
  22. VMware
  23. Xen

For the most up-to-date info on the patches and various vendors, follow the US-CERT advisory here.

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