Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 22:31 UTC
Mac OS X

Along with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Apple this morning released two new security updates that are designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities on machines that continue to run macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan.

As outlined in Apple's security support document, Security Update 2018-001 available for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 offers several mitigations for both Meltdown and Spectre, along with fixes for other security issues, and the updates should be installed immediately.

Together with last week's update, this means the last three major revisions of macOS are now protected from the processor bugs.

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typo?
by gld59 on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 22:36 UTC
gld59
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2012-11-09

I assume that should read "now protected".

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RE: typo?
by kragil on Wed 24th Jan 2018 08:12 in reply to "typo?"
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2006-01-04

AFAIK there is no total protection against Spectre, only migitation.

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