Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability

Are PA devices effected by the meltdown and spectre vulnerability and if so, are these signatures known yet by PA?


Any specific statements regarding Wildfire or other products as they relate to meltdown/spectre will be shared in future updates to the official advisory.

@Ronelle wrote:

The new 762 update sent out last night was applied to our PA500 and "broke" it.

We had lots of resources-unavailable session end reasons.


We had to revert and restart the dataplane.


Has anyone else had these issues?



We have 5 with no issues (well 4 - 1 is an A/P pair).

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Singature just released: "Name: Multiple CPUs Side-Channel Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Unique Threat ID: 30276"

Is there a test site where we can see what the endpoints will look like when the palo triggers a drop?

default action = alert.  surprising.

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