Posted on Jan 10th, 2018 by Michael Furman

Last week, news broke about a fundamental flaw discovered in Intel’s processor chips. The flaw can lead to two separate attacks, Meltdown and Spectre, which exploit various issues. These vulnerabilities are multiple microarchitectural (hardware) implementation issues affecting many modern microprocessors. An unprivileged attacker can use these flaws to bypass conventional memory security restrictions in order to gain read access to privileged memory that would otherwise be inaccessible.

According to the statement issued by Intel, “many types of computing devices — with many different vendors’ processors and operating systems — are susceptible to these exploits,” including all versions of TufinOS.

At Tufin, we’re committed to the integrity of our products and the security of our customers. As such, we’ve been working around the clock to quickly develop a patch for TufinOS based on the software updates issued by Intel. You can find the TufinOS patch here, and we encourage all our users to update their systems right away to protect against Meltdown and Spectre, and to keep TufinOS running efficiently and securely. View the full announcement on our portal.

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