Meltdown is a security flaw that could allow hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and the computer’s core memory, which is normally highly protected.
Spectre is slightly different. It potentially allows hackers to trick otherwise error-free applications into giving up secret information.
- Meltdown Attack paper : https://meltdownattack.com/meltdown.pdf
- Spectre Attack paper : https://spectreattack.com/spectre.pdf
Since the official paper is quite extensive, Firmus has taken the liberty to simplify the issue with its appropriate fixes for the perusal of our client. This advisory will be updated from time to time. Please download the advisory from the link below;