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IBM Security Bulletin: IBM i has released PTFs in response to the vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown

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IBM has released the following IBM i OS PTFs in response to CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754.

This security bulletin has been updated as additional IBM i PTFs are now available to mitigate the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

CVE(s): CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754

Affected Products and Versions:

PTFs are available for releases 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 of the IBM i operating system.

Refer to the following reference URLs for remediation and additional vulnerability details:
Source Bulletin: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1022433

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