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Meltdown-Spectre:Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch

Q: Meltdown-Spectre:Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch

Intel says the unexpected reboots triggered by patching older chips affected by Meltdown and Spectre are happening to its newer chips, too.
Intel confirmed in an update late Wednesday that not only are its older Broadwell and Haswell chips tripping up on the firmware patches, but newer CPUs through to the latest Kaby Lake chips are too.
 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-intel-says-newer-chips-also-hit-by-unwanted-reboots-after-patch/

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Preferred Solution: Meltdown-Spectre:Intel says newer chips also hit by unwanted reboots after patch

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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After applying KB4056894 to my windows 7 laptop, visual studio 2010 stopped working, manifesting all sorts of subtle bugs which did not go away even after fully repairing Visual Studio 2010.  In addition, the import settings operation returns fourteen
errors consistently, also new with KB4056894.  I just restored from a Nov 2017 system image and now everything is stable and functional again.
I have now blocked all future windows 7 updates, which is fine with me.  These updates always consumed a lot of time and I'll be happy to go without them starting now.
I also have windows 10 installed on the same laptop which I stopped using several months ago, in favor of Windows 7 due to the latest Windows 10 being such a horrible operating system.  It's even worse than Windows 8.  Sorry to say this, but it's
true!
At least in windows 7 all control panel settings reside in one control panel! I believe that Microsoft has been working on the new metro/universal app for settings since 2011 starting in windows 8!  It's now 2018 and these settings are still split between
the UWP settings app and the desktop control panel.  I thought I took a lot of time to get things done, however Microsoft takes the cake when it comes to taking time to get things done.
If my tone seems to be a bit snotty, it is, but it is upsetting to hear talk of AI and Neural Networks when the CPU architecture and windows OS seems to have been neglected to such a great ext... Read more

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Looking through the list of downloads for Spectre/Meltdown here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297I see nothing for the M715q. I assume it isn't safe from these issues is it? Will it be getting a fix anytime soon?

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I have been going crazy as I am sure others have been trying to get my computer patched.  I ran Powershell commnds to see if I am ok.  I found out it is incomplete without a patch from Lenovo.  It would be a mistake to not issue a patch as this would seem to be a betrayal of trust for those of us who bought Lenovo products. Please issue. Here is an explanation. The image means that your system received patches for the Meltdown bug, but has received incomplete patches for the Spectre bug.This was to be expected, as Google said yesterday that Spectre is harder to exploit, but also harder to patch.What the red text means is that you need additional chipset firmware updates. Microsoft and Google say that OEMs will need to provide users with these additional firmware updates to complete the Windows OS-level Spectre patches. Depending on your computer's age, some OEM might not make these firmware updates available, meaning you'll be stuck with an incomplete Spectre patch.If your laptop/desktop/server vendor has provided extra chipset firmware updates, you can get them from their official sites, install them, and complete the patch. 

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Have any patch for fix spectre / meltdown explicit ? 

A:Lenovo Ideapad 500-15isk meltdown/spectre patch

Good day and welcome to the community.Please monitor this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for system-specific updates.
 
Hope this helps.Regards.

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Last update: 4th January 2018 @10.44pm GMT

CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown and Spectre) Windows antivirus patch compatibility

 

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Hi.

Just posting here because I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 and after running the checker tool available on the net regarding the machine vulnerability against Spectre and Meltdown, I am concerned by Spectre.

Here after a link to another thread where I arrived after a search.
https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?98147-BIOS-update-to-protect-against-Meltdown-and-Spectre
I include a link to a Toshiba page with some information on that critical subject.

Seems there is, as of today, no schedule date for my machine.

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I've looked at intel's page https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00088&languageid=en-fr (Is that the only one or does that cover only one of the two attacks) and it says i3 chips are affected but seems to say only 45nm and 32nm chips are affected, my two systems have intel i3 cores of 22nm and 14nm. They date from circa 2013 (the 22nm system) and circa 2015(the 14nm system). Does this mean I am unaffected?
Also I've been trying to find the (Windows) updates to apply and found update KB4056898 (windows 8.1 security only), but as yet windows update is not showing any updates presently available to me, and I do know that it has problems with certain antiviruses and registry keys, I use avast as my antivirus. Should I download KB4056898 from the update catalog immediately? Or wait for it to be offered via windows update? P.S. I've seen news thhat on windows server the fix has to be enabeld afetr installing the update, I take it no enabling is needed on windows 8.1.
Another question, on linux mint (mate 17.3)is there yet a kernel update to deal with this? if so which one?
Finally, do I need to download any form of low level instruction set update, microcode change or other such thing from intel? If so is this just an exe file to run or is it trickier and potentially risky in the way that BIOS/UEFI updates can be?
Thanks

A:Intel meltdown and spectre, am I at risk 14 and 22 nm i3 cores

Here is Avast's info: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=212648.msg1439270#msg1439270
 
A firmware update is required too, but AFAIK, these are not yet available from the OEMs.

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Earlier today i Decided to give  Lenovo uk Tech support a call,  i want to know if my  ideapad Z580 was possibly on the vulnerable list for Meltdown & Spectre? Only to my complete astonishment the guy i spoke with said he had never even heard of Meltdown & Spectre, and had no idea what i was even talking aboutuntil he looked it up, then he just said to me  i wouldn't worry about it i were you,  W T F Lenovo.  So does anyone on here know if the ideapad Z580 is affected at all, I can't see it listed anywhere.   

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Will I ever get a firmware upate for my Y700-17ISK Ideapad?  The firmware listed at this location, https://support.lenovo.com/pe/en/solutions/len-18282, E5CN62WW, does not work as a download and the same version listed under 700-17ISK will not install as the installation program says it isn't compatable with my machine.  This has been unbelieveably frustrating.  Still having sart-up issues.  Is there any hope in the near future the new firmware will be available?  Been waiting for months.

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Hello, I wonder if there is any patch of Intel and where to download it. Thank you very much in advance. Best regards.
 

A:How do I find the Intel patch for Spectre?

My motherboard is a ASRock H110M-HDV R 3.0 and has an Intel Core i7-7700 QuadCore processor, 4200 MHz (42 x 100). Thanks a lot. Best regards.
 

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Hi I don't see my laptop B50-80 on the list in: Lenovo Security Advisory: LEN-18282 (https://support.lenovo.com/se/pl/solutions/len-18282)Why? Does it means that there won't be a upgrade for this laptop?

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Has anyone write step by step procedure to patch this issues yet ??
Those already done,,a little sharing are appreciated !!

Regards
azls73
 

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Hi i dont know a lot about computers or the workings but with the scare of meltdown and spectre can we not get a new mother board and proccessos fitted in our old pc or is it not worth the faffing about and cost or what is the chance of little old me getting hacked just surfing the net not going on naughty sights like porn ect thanks . ps just by a new pc
 

A:Spectre and Meltdown

Chances of you being infected, and/or your data compromised with malware exploiting meltown and spectre vulnerabilities, are close to none.
Keep your software updated and don't be click happy. Stay safe!
 

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Hi all.

Yesterday I made a post about my brief findings on how the recent Meltdown patch for Windows - which introduces new changes to the Windows Kernel - is enforced for AMD-processor embedded systems. However, in light of how much discussion there is about the various vulnerabilities, performance bench-mark comparisons, etcetera. I have decided to make a thread which explains for those interested how the patch is enforced for AMD systems and not just for Intel-embedded systems.

The first question people may be wondering is: is the recent Meltdown patch going to take effect for AMD-embedded processor systems? The answer is Yes. You will see proof of this shortly within this thread.

Sadly, I have been unable to update to the latest version of Windows which contains the patch update, although this particular vulnerability is not for AMD systems and the Spectre vulnerability is yet to be patched (while being a lot more difficult to exploit), therefore I'm not worried about it. Due to this, I've borrowed the ntoskrnl.exe binary from a friend's machine, who has applied the update. The reason this is helpful to me is because ntoskrnl.exe is a kernel image binary, it's the Windows Kernel - and this one contains the patch changes.

All executable binaries have an "entry" point. For those of you which have a background in user-mode software engineering with languages like C, or C++, you'll be familiar with the "main" entry-point. For t... Read more

A:Here's how the new Meltdown patch for Windows is enforced for AMD systems

Excellent work buddy especially in this time of uncertainty about this stuff.
Hey... are you sure you're not part of Project Zero?!
 

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I have Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) on my home desktop PC. I have just updated with 2018-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4056892). 
 
I have read the excellent and informative article How to Check if Your PC Is Protected Against Meltdown and Spectre by Chris Hoffman at How-To Geek. I ran this PowerShell script and after entering all of the commands my results are as follows:
 
Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection]
Hardware support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False (need BIOS update)
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is present: True
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is enabled: False
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is disabled by system policy: False
Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is disabled by absence of hardware support: True
 
Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load]
Hardware requires kernel VA shadowing: True
Windows OS support for kernel VA shadow is present: True
Windows OS support for kernel VA shadow is enabled: True
Windows OS support for PCID performance optimnization is enabled: False [not required for security]
 
Suggested actions
* Install BIOS/.firmware update provided by your device OEM that enables hardware support for the branch target injection... Read more

A:How to Know if I'm Protected Against Meltdown & Spectre

If you have the most recent version BIOS installed, then your BIOS is up to date. There is nothing more for you to do with BIOS for now.BIOS could care less and has no idea what version of Windows you are running. Windows does not load when you go into BIOS.I did not take the time to read all that stuff at How-To Geek.Why did you read and run all that stuff? Are you experiencing system problems?If you're not experiencing system problems, then I would ignore the output of the Powershell app.Yes, it is true that anti-virus apps can interfere with Windows Updates, but Avast Free Edition is not one that I generally see interfering. Usually, it is the Internet Security Suites with the 3rd party firewalls that wreak havoc with Windows Updates. The fact that you checked for Windows Updates and it said none were available means that all outstanding Windows Updates are installed.You have plenty of protection with Avast, Windows Firewall, Internet Modem Firewall and Windows 10 itself. You really don't need further protection.Regards. . .jcgriff2p.s. Just curious - what did they tell you at the How-To Geek forum?

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Hi All

I'm sure you've all been following the news of Meltdown/Spectre.

I'm a (very satisfied) AppGuard user and was wondering if AppGuard can or does help with the issues we are facing with Meltdown/Spectre?

I know you need to install OS patches, firmware updates etc etc but in my case my PC is over 5yrs old and I highly doubt there will be any firmware/BIOS updates so can/will AppGuard help at all protect from these threats?
 

A:AppGuard + Spectre/Meltdown

As long as nothing with a code that tries to exploit meltdown/spectre runs on your system then you are protected. So if appguard or any anti exe, anti malware, antivius, srp, god himself stops the payload you are ptotected and if not you are not protected. Not going to go into details when it stops and when it doesn't because as a user you should already know that.
 

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Hello people- I just heard about the security flaw out there called Spectre or meltdown-- My problem is this-- I am working on an older computer running Windows VISTA- yes you heard right-- My computer has never given me ANY problems- and I stand by the old motto- if it aint broke dont fix it. My memory has 8 GB and it is an HP-Intel core 2 quad cpu 2.33 GHZ- service pack 2 windows vista home premium.
Because I am running Vista- I can no longer get chrome updates- and thus when I try to do the software patch for this new problem- That strict isolation site - is not there and thus I cannot enable it- do you really think this is a problem- or not?? Please advise
P.S. My passwords are extremely strong for all of my important sites-if that matters?
 

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Hello everybody, there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/len-18282 But i can't find information about my Lenovo Y50-70. Does anybody has further information?Do we will see an upgrade for our devices? Thanks in advancedGreatings from GermanyDaniel K.

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Hi everyone,
I currently own a Windows XP PC, which I occasionally use for web browsing. Are patches for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities going to be issued for Windows XP, similar to the Wannacry Ransomware? I couldn't find any info about this online.
Regards,
iMacg3

A:Meltdown and Spectre patches?

Unsupported operating systems like XP won't be getting patches.
 
My operating system (OS) is not listed. When can I expect a fix to be released?

Addressing a hardware vulnerability with a software update presents significant challenges and mitigations for older operating systems and can require extensive architectural changes. We are continuing to work with affected chip manufacturers and investigating the best way to provide mitigations, which may be provided in a future update. Replacing older devices running these older operating systems should address the remaining risk along with updated antivirus software.
Note
 
Products currently out of both mainstream and extended support will not receive these OS updates. We recommend customers update to a supported OS version.
We will not be issuing updates for Windows Vista or Windows XP-based systems including WES 2009 and POSReady 2009.
 
 
Although Windows Vista and Windows XP-based systems are affected products, Microsoft is not issuing an update for them because the comprehensive architectural changes required would jeopardize system stability and cause application compatibility problems. We recommend that security-conscious customers upgrade to a newer supported operating system to keep pace with the changing security threat landscape and benefit from the more robust protections that newer operating systems provide.

 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/4073757/protect-your-windows-d... Read more

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Hello all,
I was trying to get some information about preventing Spectre and Meltdown in a company environment but unfortunately, there was not much information about it.
What I`m trying to understand is if I have completely patched servers including hardware firewall do I need to basically upgrade the firmware of every working station in the company in order to prevent intrusions?
And if any workstation has been compromised will that expose data stored or any servers?
I generally know how temporary files works still I was wondering if they can represent them self through the working station as a regular user?
I would be grateful for your thoughts on this.
Many thanks,
Andy 
 

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Hello. Nice to meet you!
 
I have a serious dilemma! We all have heard about the two critical vulnerabilities were discovered in modern processors named “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” these processor chip vulnerabilities are found on personal computers, mobile devices, and in the cloud.
 
Now, my Lenovo ThinkPad T510 laptop PC that to this day runs great therefore I have no issues with it. I have no plans on upgrading to a new laptop. I have Windows 7 Pro SP1 installed and I was even figuring soon on upgrading my operating system to Windows 10 Pro ON THIS VERY PC!!!
 
So after hearing these two (2) critical vulnerabilities I checked with both Lenovo and Intel to see if there was a patch to update to secure my PC from these two (2) threats. I discovered NOT. Intel defers me to Lenovo as they are the maker and control the updates and such. I just discovered my PC was just outside the mainstream/extended support updates late this past year and now deemed EOL (End of Life).  
 
So without these important patches for my PC, I am now vulnerable with this PC! What can I do in order to assure malicious hackers using these two (2) design flaws do not compromise my PC without the patch fix(es)??? A good explanation is needed, please!
 
All I read online is “determine one’s vulnerabilities with running various tools” (I have done and found I am vulnerable.) and “how to patch instructions” one’s PC when ... Read more

A:How About Those Users That Can NOT Get Patches For Meltdown & Spectre?

If there are no patches there are no patches.  There is nothing to do in regard to either your OS if OS patches don't exist or BIOS/UEFI if those patches don't exist.
 
As to threat, one must always be aware that most hackers, except for those out to wreak havoc for "bragging rights" (and they're the minority), are targeting entities where either money can be extracted (ransomware) or some sort of major disruption can be had that the hacker desires.
 
Most individuals in this world are *extremely* unlikely to be the target of hacking in general.  There has to be some gain for the hacker and your PC or mine is generally not considered a payoff rich environment.
 
It is remotely possible that any one of us might be subject to attack due to these vulnerabilities.  It is not at all probable that any one of us will be if we're talking about our home PCs for personal use.

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Hello everybody, there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/solutions/len-18282 But i can't find information about my Lenovo G550. Does anybody has further information?Do we will see an upgrade for our devices?

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Specs:
Acer Aspire M3985 (2012)
PSU: XFX 550W
Windows 8.1
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1070
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770
12 GB RAM
Motherboard: Intel B75
 
So I've been getting freezes/crashes when I'm gaming. I made a thread here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/666843/pc-freezing-when-gaming/
 
The user usasma recommended to me that I'd also post here.
 
I've updated my BIOS from Acer but they haven't rolled out a new one yet for the bug. What can I do more to know if I'm secure?

A:How to check if im secure against the Spectre/Meltdown bug?

You will have to wait for the firmware update for your BIOS/UEFI with the microcode for your CPU.

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Security researchers have disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and ARM Holdings.
One of the bugs is specific to Intel but another affects laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and internet servers alike. - Intel and ARM insisted that the issue was not a design flaw, but it will require users to download a patch and update their operating system to fix. - "Phones, PCs, everything are going to have some impact, but it'll vary from product to product," Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said yesterday. 

A:Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability..Any known way to prevent this?

Operating systems have to be patched. Linux patches are out now, Windows is expected to be patched Update Tuesday next week.
 
Patches and other mitigations have been released for Server versions of Windows:
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution-s
 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/list-of-meltdown-and-spectre-vulnerability-advisories-patches-and-updates/

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Hello! In our company we are using Lenovo T470s laptops and we want to prepare a plan to deploy the fix for Spectre and Meltdown, I'm following the official Lenovo website and checking for updated information https://support.lenovo.com/dk/en/solutions/len-18282 Can anyone tell me what would be the best sproach to centrally patch all your clients?My first thought is to use SCCM, but maybe Lenovo already has some tool of it's own that we could utilize? Like the Lenovo System Update tool, coult it be an option? Can it be controlled via scripting?Please let me know your reccomendations? P.S.Does the T 470s have any safety feature for BIOS if remote BIOS flash would go wrong?

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Which systems are still being patched with Windows Updates for Spectre/Meltdown?
For example, I have a AMD Athlon II X2 B24 Processor 3.00GHz system running Windows 7. Am I okay to just let Windows Update do its thing, or is Microsoft not addressing this issue for certain, older systems?

Thanks,

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Based on Microsoft's TechNet here...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-the-speculative-execution
I need to add these 3 keys to my servers.  Do I need to add these to my servers that are Server 2012s or are the keys only for Server 2012 R2?

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Hey guys, and thanks for the help in advance!  Rather than hijack another's thread I will wreak my havoc here.
 
From what I just read (Thanks to Didier Stevens) I see that I have an older version of PowerShell, and that this Script won't work.  Here is my outcome.  I will go try to find the info on Updating Powershell, and then try the script again.  Any advice on that would be nice, if there is anything to avoid etc.  Hopefully this will also help others with this issue.

Windows PowerShell
Copyright (C) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

PS C:\Windows\system32> Install-Module SpeculationControl
The term 'Install-Module' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check
the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:15
+ Install-Module <<<< SpeculationControl
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Install-Module:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

PS C:\Windows\system32> get-host|Select-Object version

Version
-------
2.0
PS C:\Windows\system32>

I am a little confused about what this Script does?  Is it that not all CPU's are vulnerable?  My CPU does not have a current firmware update so it may be vulnerable at this time (though not to worried about it ATM) I have time to work on it now, so I'll try to move for... Read more

A:Meltdown and Spectre Powershell-Script Won't Run, Me Too!

You need to install the Windows Management Framework to update PowerShell.
Take a look at the table here to see which version is compatible with your Windows version:
 
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/readme

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BIOS updates for Meltdown and Spectre - any info on when they will be ready/released?

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Hello. I am curious if the Flex 2 and 3 series are vulnerable to the Spectre/meltdown vulnerabilities. I came across a Lenovo article with all the models and did not see Flex 2 and 3. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282

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Desktop: Dell XPS 8700, Windows 10 Professional, 64 bit, version 1709.  Avast Premier, Malwarebytes 3 Premium, all software up to date.
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 5537, Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, version 1703 (1709 has not yet been offered to this machine).  Avast Premier, Malwarebytes 3 Premium, all software up to date.
Both machines on a home network (Desktop via Ethernet cable, Laptop via WiFi) behind a Linksys EA2700 router.  Laptop is also used "on the road" and as such logs in automatically, via WiFi, to the office networks of a very few water agencies when I work there.  It is never used on any public network.
 
After Windows updates last night and (for laptop only) this afternoon, Desktop shows Cumulative Update KB 4056892 for 1709, Laptop shows Cumulative Update KB 4056891 for 1703
 
Am I correct in understanding that these "hotfix" updates include Microsoft's software patches intended to block the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities?
 
If so, what other preventive steps are appropriate here?  BIOS/UEFI updates?  Patches to other software?  What else?
 
To the best of my recollection, the firmware on these computers has not been touched since they were new.  The desktop originally had Windows 7 Pro installed, and was upgraded directly to Win 10.  The laptop originally had Windows 8 installed, and was upgraded first to 8.1 and from there to Win 10.  Both machines have been kept fully updated at all times.

A:Meltdown/Spectre protection status?

If you wish to know the exact purpose(s) for any given Microsoft patch see the Microsoft Update Catalog and search on the KB number without any space between the 'B' and the digit sequence.
 
I know that Microsoft has pushed out the Spectre & Meltdown OS Patches for Intel processor systems and some AMD processor based systems and I believe the numbers you give are those patches.
 
You will need to check the support pages for your machines at the manufacturer's website to see when they release BIOS updates.  Only a very select few have done so as of today.  I'm expecting the BIOS updates to roll out over a period of weeks.
 
By the way, given the length of time that 1709 has been out you would not be acting prematurely in going to the Microsoft Windows 10 Download Page and using the Update Now button to trigger the Update Assistant for your machine still running version 1703.

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Recently bought a new msi gt62vr 7re gaming laptop and I'm quite terrified about the news...What should I do?Should I even worry?
 

 
MSI has just released a new BIOS today with:

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;; ;; ;; MSI BIOS Release Notes ;; ;; ;; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
 
Model : MS-16L2 (KBL)
MKT Name : GT62VR 7RD / GT62VR 7RE ;****************************************************************************; New BIOS : E16L2IMS.30C
ROM CheckSum : 2FCDH
Release Date : 2018/1/9
 
;--------------------------- Description ------------------------------------;
 
Update CPU microcode.
 
 

 

 
But I'm honestly quite scared of doing it after going through the instructions...What should I do?
 

 
 
Do you think I should even bother and risk updating the BIOS?I'm kind of thinking that the risk that I break something is higher than the risk that I get hacked with the Spectre vulnerability...I've never ever updated BIOS and I'm unable to take my laptop to any technician because of my disability.

A:Meltdown/Spectre BIOS update

MSI has a BIOS update (version E16L2IMS.30C) which addresses the recently discovered security flaw in Intel. ARM, and AMD processors.  This was released on 01/09/2018.  Is this the update you are considering?
 
How did you become aware of this update?
 
It was recently announced that Intel (and other manufacturers)  has a large security problem with their CPUs.  The BIOS update offered by MSI addresses this issue, Microsoft has released a update to address this as well.
 
Updating the BIOS (also known as flashing the BIOS) was fraught with potential problems which left enthusiasts wary of updating.  It had become the accepted norm not to update the BIOS unless there was a hardware change which required a BIOS update to resolve the issue.  But as you have read above there are now more important reasons to update the BIOS.  It is easier to do now, but you need to have a firm understanding of the steps involved in the process.  Have you read through the instructions in the manual for this computer?

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I can't apply Microsoft updates to address the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities until there is an update to the BIOS software from Lenovo. I have reviewed the support page that lists models targeted for updates, and I don't see mine listed: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 This is my main personal laptop, which I use for a lot of important tasks. If I can't apply this critical security update then it's worthless to me. This is not a very old machine, I would expect there to be some acknowledgement of it on that support page, but as far as I can see only newer Yoga models are being targeted for firmware patches. Please advise whether Lenovo intends to address this issue on this model.

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Hello everyone, in 2013 I purchased the Lenovo Ideapad N581 and I am running the newest version of Windows 10 with an SSD. The speed is incredible and I want to keep this laptop for as long as possible.  But with the recent meltdown and spectre debacle, I don't know if I am safe. I heard that I have to update the Bios, but there is no support for Win10. What do I have to do to protect myself? Do I have to buya new laptop? Is an update of windows really enough?

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Hey there, my Windows 10 Machine is updated and patched with the update: kb4056892.
 
My processor: Intel® Core™ i3-3240 CPU @ 3.40GHz.
Engine: Intel® Management Engine.
My OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64x.
My Desktop: Hewlett-Packard, Pro3500 Series
 
already tested it with: Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool 1.0.0.152.   (I don't Know what the Tool doe's but people says it will scan if your processor is patched against Meltdown, or Spectre.. but i don't know.. :s)
 
and the results are: This system is not vulnerable.
 
but iknow MS have created an Powershell-Script to check if your system is Patched against Meltdown or Spectre or if it need Firmware update or not..
 
But when i run the Scripts:
 
Install-Module SpeculationControl (It asks me how to open it with an app)
 
already changed the: Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass (To YES all)
 
But nothing has helped.. and i need to run this Script, anything to fix this so that i can run the Script, to check my System?
 
already have enabled (Strict Site Isolation in Google Chrome) and as always using an adblocker to protect me from Malicious Ads, other things.. 
 
-Cheers! 

A:Meltdown and Spectre (Problem with Powershell-Script!) Need Help ..

You have already applied the KB patch that fixes the vulnerabilities.   There is nothing more that needs to be done.

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i'm told by various other forums and newsletters that along with the Microsoft update - installed yesterday - we also need a BIOS update (from manufacturers) with some kind of code from Intel, to fix the above flaws in our CPUs.
i searched the Toshiba downloads and updates page and the only BIOS updates are from 2012.
any news on Toshiba releasing a solution for this?

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Concerning CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 (Specter), and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown), Microsoft have provided patches for Windows Server OS's as per the following link.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698
Thanks Microsoft!
Unforutnately, what is not clear is - does this have to be installed and activated on the Hyper-V host AND all guests, or just the Hyper-V host or just the Hyper-V guests?
We are running 700+ VM's across approximately 30 Hyper-V 2012 R2 hosts.  If it's only necessary to update the hosts, that would be less work for us - and we can do it without downtime for the guests.

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