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Re: [alpine-user] MELTDOWN + SPECTRE

From: Jakub Jirutka <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:25:18 +0100


did I understand correctly that you run Alpine only inside a Docker container, not a host system? If so, then there’s nothing Alpine can do against Meltdown or Spectre. The host system (its kernel) must be patched.


> On 4. Jan 2018, at 22:47, Piskule, Robert <> wrote:
> I wanted to know if Alpine Linux is vulnerable to the recent Meltdown or Spectre attacks. Are there any patches? If running from within Docker, is there anything I need to do?
> Thanks,
> -Rob

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