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Microsoft Windows Spectre Variant 2 Patch is Enabled (KB4078130)

Discussion created by adamc on Feb 5, 2018
Latest reply on May 21, 2018 by DMFezzaReed

Is anyone seeing this new QID pop up on fully patched systems?  QID 91429

 

I don't quite understand why it exists.  I have a fully patched Windows 10 client with no issues, yet this QID is being detected. Am I misreading something? Or is there still some other patch out there that is required?

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4078130/update-to-disable-mitigation-against-spectre-variant-2 

 

Vulnerability Note VU#584653 - CPU hardware vulnerable to side-channel attacks 

Variant 1 (CVE-2017-5753, Spectre): Bounds check bypass

Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715, also Spectre): Branch target injection

Variant 3 (CVE-2017-5754, Meltdown): Rogue data cache load, memory access permission check performed after kernel memory read

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