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Microsoft Windows Security Update Registry Key Configuration Missing (ADV180012) (Spectre/Meltdown Variant 4)

Question asked by adamc on Aug 9, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2018 by Robert Dell'Immagine

Microsoft Windows Security Update Registry Key Configuration Missing (ADV180012) (Spectre/Meltdown Variant 4)

QID:  91462

 

Is anyone finding issues resolving this vulnerability on Windows 7 or Windows Servers?  After reading the provided advisory it appears August patches will automatically populate the registry key parameters for workstations.  I believe Servers will require manual key implementation ( this is my interpretation from the article so I may be wrong).  I also see no mention in Qualys KB or detection regarding what patch must be applied.

 

I have a Windows 7 x64 workstation with every available patch installed however the vulnerability persists i.e. Qualys detects missing regkeys:

 

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