Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability - Next Generation Firewall
- Article Number: 000014989
- Products: NGFW Appliances, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
- Version: 6.3, 6.2, 5.10
- Last Published Date: Fri Jan 12 17:49:32 GMT 2018
KB 14933 provides a description of the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754.
This article provides additional information specific to the Forcepoint NGFW product.
The Meltdown and Spectre attacks are not a remote compromise against the Forcepoint NGFW firewall. These vulnerabilities have no direct impact on the NGFW and very little indirect impact.
The Meltdown vulnerability allows a local user with normal user privileges to read kernel memory via a specially crafted exploit program. The Forcepoint NGFW firewall is not a general-purpose system and only trusted administrators should have local user accounts.
Information About Fixes
The following table displays the planned schedule for fixes: