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NVIDIA Releases Meltdown and Spectre Updates

NVIDIA has just shipped updates for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, emphasizing that while its hardware is not impacted, drivers do require mitigations to block potential exploits.

“We believe our GPU hardware is immune to the reported security issue. As for our driver software, we are providing updates to help mitigate the CPU security issue,” the firm says.

NVIDIA updated GeForce, Quadro, and NVS drivers on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, Tesla drivers on Windows and Linux, and GRID drivers on Windows, Windows Server with Hyper-V, Linux, Citrix XenServer, VMware vSphere, and Red Hat KVM.

You can refer to the table at the end of the article to check for the versions you should update to in order to be protected from Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, yet it’s worth mentioning that additional patches will be released by the end of the month for drivers not yet patched.

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