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Oracle Patches New Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities

June 25, 2018


Oracle announced on Friday that it has started releasing software and microcode updates for products affected by the recently disclosed variants of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Intel, AMD, ARM, IBM, Microsoft and other major tech companies last month coordinated the disclosure of two new variants of the speculative execution attack methods known as Meltdown and Spectre.

One of them, dubbed Variant 4, relies on a side-channel vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) and it has been assigned the identifier CVE-2018-3639. The second flaw, tracked as Variant 3a and CVE-2018-3640, is a Rogue System Register Read issue first documented by ARM back in January.

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