Spectre/Meltdown fully patched after a yum update

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TexMurphy9
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Spectre/Meltdown fully patched after a yum update

Post by TexMurphy9 » 2018/01/12 00:08:38

We ran a yum update to bring our servers from 7.2 to 7.4. It ran cleanly and we rebooted after. However the Spectre meltdown checker script is still showing that the server is still vulnerable to Spectre variant 2. Do we need to do anything besides a yum and reboot?

Pardon the CentOS newb,
Tex

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Re: Spectre/Meltdown fully patched after a yum update

Post by TrevorH » 2018/01/12 00:47:43

Make sure you have the latest BIOS for your machine installed.
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Re: Spectre/Meltdown fully patched after a yum update

Post by TexMurphy9 » 2018/01/12 01:05:32

This Is a CentOS VM in Azure. I have no access to the bios that I’m aware of. I just know that Microsoft migrated the VM to a new host. Thoughts?

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