6.4. Meltdown and Spectre

SIMP does not force users to update to kernels, or other system components, that work around either Meltdown or Spectre. This is done to not adversely affect production environments.

Please follow your vendor’s instructions on mitigating these attacks on your systems.

You can find additional information on the exploits at the Meltdown Attack website.

You find additional information on how automatic system updates work in SIMP by referring to the Nightly Updates section of the SIMP User Guide.