Microsoft Patches for Meltdown Introduced Severe Flaw: Researcher

By Eduard Kovacs

Some of the Windows updates released by Microsoft to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability introduce an even more severe security hole, a researcher has warned.

Microsoft has released patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities every month since their disclosure in January. While at this point the updates should prevent these attacks, a researcher claims some of the fixes create a bigger problem.

According to Ulf Frisk, the updates released by Microsoft in January and February for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 patch Meltdown, but they allow an attacker to easily read from …read more

Via:: Security Week