3rd January 2018

Patch for Meltdown and Spectre, scheduled 2 years ago

A few hours ago the embargo on 3 vulnerabilities affecting most recent x86 (Intel and AMD) and ARM systems was lifted. These vulnerabilities allow privilege escalation and information disclosure. More info about this is at https://meltdownattack.com Our first provider to respond to this is Scaleway. They have a maintenance window on 2018-01-05 from 7 am to 7 pm UTC. We don't know which servers will be affected or when. We have formed an emergency response team to handle these. We're awaiting info from other providers and patches from OS vendors.