Microsoft Security Update – Out-of-Band
Date: 29 January 2018
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a recently released Microsoft Security Update to Disable Mitigation against Spectre, Variant 2.
The summary covers an out-of-band support package deployment addressing issues with recently released microcode meant to address Spectre vulnerability variant 2.
- Windows 7 Service Pack 1
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Windows 10 Version 1511
- Windows 10 Version 1607
- Windows 10 Version 1703
- Windows 10 version 1709
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
CVE References: CVE-2017-5715
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.
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