Security Advisory: Meltdown & Spectre

Information supplied by Robert Hawk and the xMatters Privacy-Security-Risk Management Office.

The xMatters Privacy-Security-Risk Management Office is currently investigating the recently identified vulnerabilities known as "Meltdown and Spectre" (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715; CVE-2017-5754).

Please refer to the attached document for the official statement; we will update this article as the investigation progresses and more information becomes available.

For more information about the vulnerabilities, visit the official page hosted by Graz University of Technology here:


  • January 4, 2018: Initial release.
  • January 5, 2018: Security Advisory document (attached) updated with results of internal investigation.
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    Don Clark

    UPDATE: Security advisory document updated (v3) attached.

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