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RE: [alpine-user] MELTDOWN + SPECTRE

From: Piskule, Robert <Robert.Piskule_at_jenzabar.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 23:50:11 +0000

Jakub, thanks for getting back to me.

Yes, that is correct. Do you personally work for Alpine? Is this an official answer from Alpine?

Thanks,
-Rob

From: Jakub Jirutka [mailto:jakub_at_jirutka.cz]
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:25 PM
To: Piskule, Robert <Robert.Piskule_at_jenzabar.com>
Cc: alpine-user_at_lists.alpinelinux.org
Subject: Re: [alpine-user] MELTDOWN + SPECTRE

Hi,

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.

Jakub

On 4. Jan 2018, at 22:47, Piskule, Robert <Robert.Piskule_at_jenzabar.com<mailto:Robert.Piskule_at_jenzabar.com>> 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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