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|Affected Product ID
||Intel Meltdown/Spectre BIOS Updates for the CDE250/460/465 systems|
To enhance security, new BIOS updates are available to further improve system resiliency against known security vulnerabilities identified as Meltdown and Spectre. CDE250/460/465 systems use third party CPUs that are potentially vulnerable. However, these products are closed systems which do not allow custom code to be run on them. While these systems are not currently included in the vulnerable product list in the security advisory below, this BIOS update is available as a precautionary measure.
Please see link below for detailed information on CPU Side-Channel Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities:
No symptoms are visible to the end user or administrator.
Update the system BIOS and operating system to versions that have the fix for the Meltdown and Spectre weakness.
Videoscape Distribution Suite for Internet Streaming (VDS-IS) Application
Videoscape Distribution Suite for Television (VDS-TV) Application
Visual Quality Experience (VQE)
Cloud Object Store (COS)
After the corresponding CDEIMSUP.zip file has been downloaded for the appropriate application, complete these steps:
- Unzip the CDEIMSUP.zip file to a temporary folder.
- Copy the contents of the CDEIMSUP.zip directory to the root of the USB DOS stick.
- Run the CDEIMSUP batch file.
Note: Products shipped from Service Logistics as part of a Return Material Authorization (RMA) might require the BIOS upgrade.
How To Identify Affected Products
The hardware information can be obtained with either a CLI command or a physical inspection of the chassis.
These CLI commands, as shown in these screenshots, must be used in order to determine the IPMI ﬁrmware version.
In order to identify the aﬀected chassis, check the Product ID (PID) located on the chassis bezel.
Engineering Change Order (ECO) - EA567393 - Supermicro BIOS updates for the Intel Meltdown and Spectre issues.
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