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AMD clarifies Meltdown and Spectre impact

Posted on Friday, January 12 2018 @ 13:42:19 CET by


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Due to some inaccurate reporting making the rounds, AMD send out a small blurb about how its processors are impacted by the recent CPU vulnerabilities. Basically, AMD is issuing CPU microcode updates for Spectre vulnerabilities, but the firm stresses that this is due to an abundance of caution. AMD says there are no known exploitation mechanisms for its chips.
We have seen some initial stories with a couple of inaccuracies so want to make sure we are being perfectly clear.

* There is no change to AMD’s position on our susceptibility to GPZ Variant 1 or GPZ Variant 2 (collectively called Spectre in many news reports).

* The update in relation to Variant 2 is that even though Variant 2 has not been demonstrated to work on AMD products due to differences in our micro architecture, out of an abundance of caution we are making optional micro code updates available to further contain the threat.

Again, to make it perfectly clear we have not changed our statement related to our susceptibility to Variant 2. Let me know if you have questions or need additional details.




 



 

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