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

JohnWickJohnWick Posts: 20 New Member

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

 

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  • JohnWickJohnWick Posts: 20 New Member

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

     

  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,319 Superuser

    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-perCompMJ-perComp Posts: 1,098 Superuser

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

  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,319 Superuser
    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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