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Meltdown, Spectre and XnView Projects

Post by ckit » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:23 am

Are any of the XnView Projects affected by Meltdown and Spectre?
Luke from Linus Media Group\Floatplane Club was recently talking about a lot of software needing to be re-written or patched!
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Re: Meltdown, Spectre and XnView Projects

Post by xnview » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:21 am

i don't know, but i think that patch must be applied on OS
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Re: Meltdown, Spectre and XnView Projects

Post by CameronD » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:31 am

xnview wrote:i don't know, but i think that patch must be applied on OS
From what I understand Meltdown requires OS patch.
Spectre is open to abuse at the application level, provided that there is some way to load executable code, such as javascript or independently compiled plugins. Firefox has issued two workarounds to limit spectre.

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