How can I mitigate Meltdown and Spectre?

Patch, patch, and continue to patch. Most major OS vendors have released security updates to mitigate these bugs, starting with Microsoft. Microsoft quickly rolled out an emergency security update to keep these exploits in check, and Google and Linux have also released their own security updates. Apple has released several updates as well, including iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. Cloud providers such as VMware, AWS, and Azure have also released updates to combat these bugs. To learn more, click here.

Is there any way to automatically mitigate Meltdown and Spectre?

Yes! While you can update your computers and devices manually, our patch management software can help you automatically patch all your computers from Windows to Mac and Linux, including your servers and other virtual machines.

Using Desktop Central or Patch Manager Plus, you can automatically patch over 250 third-party applications. You can also configure registry settings as needed. If you have any further questions on Meltdown and Spectre, please share them in our forums.

How do I handle Meltdown and Spectre using ManageEngine's endpoint management tools?

Download Patch Manager Plus for exclusive patch management, or Desktop Central for unified endpoint management, to automatically resolve these exploits.

After installation, follow the steps below to patch Meltdown and Spectre. 

  1. Navigate to the Patch Mgmt tab and click Update Now under Update Vulnerability DB in the bottom-left corner of the page.
  2. Under Views, select Scan Systems to identify missing patches in your network.. 
  3. Search for the keywords Meltdown or Spectre under Patch Description..
  4. Select all the missing patches related to Meltdown or Spectre and click Install Patch to deploy them..
  5. Verify their installation statuses after deployment..