Microsoft has released fixes for Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities

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Microsoft Company released emergency security updates that fix the dangerous Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities that affect almost all processors released since 1995 .

The company did not plan to release updates until next week, but was forced to publish fixes after researchers from the Google Project Zero team made information about the vulnerabilities public.


As company representatives noted, installing the update may not be enough. Some Windows computers may require additional processor firmware updates to fix the Specter vulnerability, but Microsoft's updates completely resolve the Meltdown vulnerability. Company representatives also warned about incompatibility of security patches with some antivirus solutions.

“During testing, we discovered that some third-party applications send incorrect requests to the Windows kernel memory, causing the system to stop working (the so-called BSoD) […] To prevent such situations, we recommend installing updates released on January 3, 2018, and first making sure that your antivirus software supports Microsoft patches,” the company said.
There is currently no evidence of Meltdown and Specter being exploited in cyberattacks, experts noted.

Company representatives warned about the incompatibility of the fixes with some antivirus solutions.

Published by: Raf Date: 11.01.2018 22:00:00