Meltdown, Spectre and MDS: Links compilation

Having recently come to light, meltdown and spectre are names given to a set of high impact security issues exploiting CPU instructions to read system memory. Provided below is a collection of links that relate to different aspects of these vulnerabilities.

Initial Disclosure

Updates from Vendors


Against meltdown

Against spectre

Performance / Benchmarks

Bits from the web


Edit 2019-11-12

New vulnerability variety of MDS  revealed, reported to be serious

It can be mitigated by updating the kernel and microcode. Will add more details as they become available.


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