SUSE broadcasted the discharge of patches for recent SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) versions to tackle Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities. SUSE also made public that the added patches for other SLE versions and environments will follow shortly.
The previous week, security community and a number of IT vendors announced the existence of several hardware security vulnerabilities that allow potential exploits across a range of hardware architectures and operating systems including but not limited to Linux. Th company’s engineers immediately collaborated with the partners and the Linux community on upstream Linux kernel patches.
The company is updating all the information on the patches, which can be viewed on Technical Information Document page.
The organization informed that due to the nature of this issue, applying the maintenance updates will require a reboot of the operating system. As the research on these issues continues across the industry, the company will continuously update details on the same and will be releasing kernel updates for all maintained SUSE products to mitigate these issues.