As you may be aware, in the last week, two related security vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, have been in news headlines. These vulnerabilities pose a risk as exploiting them can potentially allow access to in-memory and privileged data.
Much of eRSA infrastructure uses Intel processors, in addition to part of the SA node of the National Nectar Cloud.
eRSA is aware of the issues raised by these vulnerabilities and are working to apply security patches as they become available from vendors and the software community. We’ll be taking direction from Nectar on updating the Research Cloud and managing any associated downtime.
How does this impact you?
At this stage, no action is required. For those using TANGO Cloud and eRSA virtual machines some action will be required, however we will contact you directly when this is necessary.
We’ll keep you informed
We will keep you updated on any changes. For more information, please read the in depth article available via the Meltdown and Spectre website.
If you would like to know more about how this impacts you, please contact the eRSA team on 08 7228 6236 (9am – 5pm) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org