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Can F-Secure Client Security Premium detect and block attacks via Meltdown and Spectre?

JohnWick
JohnWick W/ Alumni Posts: 22 Security Scout

According to one of the comments to this article it can, but can I get that confirmed? When testing to read memmory with a "Spectre-attack" F-Secure Client Security Premium version 13.10 did NOT react at all. 

 

https://safeandsavvy.f-secure.com/2018/01/04/meltdown-and-spectre-two-things-you-need-to-know/

 

Thanks,

JW

 

Comments

  • JohnWick
    JohnWick W/ Alumni Posts: 22 Security Scout

    And that is what I call a good answer. A big thank you Mr Feher!

     

  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master

    Hello,

     

    I wish to ask if the new release "F-Secure Appliance for Virtualization 12.20 build 5" is related to fixes for the "Meltdown / Spectre" CPU bugs, found in the embedded CentOS Linux 6.8 system platform?

    (The release notes document doesn't mention any rationale for the unexpected publication of these new install packages.)

     

    Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • MJ-perComp
    MJ-perComp W/ Alumni Posts: 669 Firewall Master

    IMHO "Loss of IP-address" is reason enough to publish a new version.

  • etomcat
    etomcat W/ Alumni Posts: 1,172 Firewall Master
    Hello,

    > "Loss of IP-address" is reason enough to publish a new version.

    That line is already present in version 12.20 build 3 publication, that's why I think build 5 may address something more recent, like the CPU vuln hysteria.

    BR: Tamas Feher, Hungary.
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