VMware sticks finger in Meltdown/Spectre dyke for virtual appliances

www.theregister.co.uk | 2/8/2018 | Staff
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VMware's advised on how to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre chip design flaws in several of its products.

The workarounds cover vCloud Usage Meter, Identity Manager (vIDM), vCenter Server, vSphere Data Protection, vSphere Integrated Containers and vRealize Automation (vRA).

Knowledge - Base - Articles - Products - State

The knowledge base articles for all the products state that Meltdown and Spectre can create problems for virtual appliances, explain that the mitigation tactics will stop attacks but must be considered "a temporary solution only and permanent fixes will be released as soon as they are available."

Several of the workarounds, listed here, require logging on as a privileged user and then type a couple of commands. Others require more effort.

Workarounds - VMware

The workarounds are important because VMware ships some of...
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