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IBM Security Bulletin: This Power firmware update is being released to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue numbers CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754 (known as Spectre and Meltdown)

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Power 7+: In response to recently reported security vulnerabilities, this Power firmware update is being released to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue numbers CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754. Note that a subsequent FW release is required and will replace this FW update for CVE-2017-5715 for IBMi when available. In addition, Operating System updates are required in conjunction with this FW level for CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754.

Power 8: In response to recently reported security vulnerabilities, this Power firmware update is being released to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures issue numbers CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754. Operating System updates are required in conjunction with this FW level for CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754.

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

Products Addressed and Versions:

Power 7+ Products Addressed:
1) IBM Power 720 Express (8202- E4D)
2) IBM Power 740 Express (8205- E6D)
3) IBM Smart Analytics System 7700 R1.1 (8493-SV6)
4) IBM Power 710 Express (8231- E1D)
5) IBM Power 710 Express (8268-E1D)
6) IBM Power 730 Express (8231- E2D)
7) IBM Power 750 Express (8408-E8D)
8) IBM Power 760 Express (9109-RMD)
9) BM PowerLinux 7R1 (8246-L1D)
10) IBM PowerLinux 7R1 (8246-L1T)
11) IBM PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2D)
12) IBM PowerLinux 7R2 (8246-L2T)
13) IBM PowerLinux 7R4 (8248-L4T)
14) IBM Power 770 (9117-MMD)
15) IBM Power 780 (9179-MHD)
16) IBM Power ESE (8412-EAD)
17) IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X)
18) IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23A) with F/C EFD9
19) IBM Flex System p460 Compute Node (7895-43X)
20) IBM Flex System p270 Compute Node (7954-24X)

Power 8 Products Addressed:
1) IBM Power System S812 (8284-21A)
2) IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A)
3) IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A)
4) IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A)
5) IBM Power System S812L( 8247-21L)
6) IBM Power System S822L (8247-22L)
7) IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L)
8) IBM Power System E850 (8408-E8E)
9) IBM Power System E850C (8408-44E)
10) IBM Power System E870 (9119-MME)
11) IBM Power System E880 (9119-MHE)
12) IBM Power System E870C (9080-MME)
13) IBM Power System E880C (9080-MHE)

Refer to the following reference URLs for remediation and additional vulnerability details:
Source Bulletin: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1026811

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