Microsoft Security Update – Out-of-Band
Date: 30 March 2018
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a recently released Microsoft Security Update to which addresses failure to protect kernel memory when the Microsoft patch for the vulnerability known as Meltdown is installed.
This advisory addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel handles objects in memory in various Microsoft products.
- Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
- Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
- Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
CVE References: CVE-2018-1038
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.
Note to Readers
In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.
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