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Virtustream Global Communications Advisory: Intel Side-Channel Analysis Method

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On January 3, 2018, media reports surfaced regarding a vulnerability in Intel chipsets going back at least a decade. Intel has published an article on their newsroom addressing these reports at

The issue is not specific to Intel products and takes advantage of techniques commonly used in most of the modern processor architectures. Intel has stated that it is coordinating with technology companies and operating system vendors (e.g. Linux, Microsoft, Apple), including hypervisor vendors, to facilitate microcode and OS updates.

Virtustream is currently working with all our current vendors to identify and deploy the appropriate patches to mitigate this vulnerability.  This process began on January 3rd when the issue was identified and will continue until all Virtustream systems identified as being affected have been patched. 

All press inquiries should be directed to.

Please share this Advisory as appropriate. We will provide updates as we remediate.

Product Security Incident Response contacts:

Virtustream Security Incident Response Center:  Dell client products: Mohit Arora