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Microsoft Patch Release - 1/3/18

On Wednesday, January 3, Microsoft released a patch to address a number of issues, including a reported CPU vulnerability issue.  Webroot has tested current shipping versions of Webroot SecureAnywhere 9.0.18.xx and has confirmed compatibility with this patch. 

 

You can learn more about the patch at the  Microsoft support page, and download the patch from the Microsoft catalog. 

 

To deploy it immediately, please follow the instructions for setting the REGKEY as described in the Microsoft support page article.  Microsoft has also published additional information about why they require setting a registry key here.

 

Within the next week we will begin releasing a new Webroot SecureAnywhere version 9.0.19.xx that, along with a number of planned enhancements, will also set the REGKEY automatically.  But until that version is available, please set the REGKEY manually as described by Microsoft.

 

We have posted an article in the Webroot Knowledge Base with detailed instructions on how to manually set the required registry key so that your device will ready for the patch the next time it checks for updates, or when you download it from the Microsoft catalog.  We will provide an automated utility shortly.

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release - 1/3/18

Thanks for this very useful information. Cat Wink

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release - 1/3/18

Thank you for the article in the Webroot Knowledge Base

 

I successfully installed the KB4056892 patch.

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release - 1/3/18

In case you're like me and manage multiple sites that don't all use webroot - most of mine do Smiley Happy, then you may find this handy patch compatibility sheet useful.  Credit to Kevin Beaumont (A good follow on Twitter: @GossiTheDog).

 

http://bit.ly/MeltdownPatchCompat

 

 

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release - 1/3/18


@jcail wrote:

@In case you're like me and manage multiple sites that don't all use webroot - most of mine do Smiley Happy, then you may find this handy patch compatibility sheet useful.  Credit to Kevin Beaumont (A good follow on Twitter: @GossiTheDog).

 

http://bit.ly/MeltdownPatchCompat

 

 


This is very useful. THX

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release - 1/3/18

Another tidbit worth sharing...

 

@Hackerfantastic posted a link to this little Google Chrome configuration via Twitter, and Jake Williams (@MalwareJake on Twitter) mentioned it in a SANS webcast this afternoon:

 

Since Meltdown & Spectre are memory based, and since a practical exploit of Spectre would be browser based, you can enable site isolation:  https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/7623121?hl=en-GB

 

 

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Microsoft Patch Release – 1/4/18 UPDATE

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Microsoft released a patch to address a number of issues, including a reported CPU vulnerability issue. Webroot has tested the current released versions of Webroot SecureAnywhere 9.0.18.xx and has confirmed compatibility with this patch. There is no issue with Webroot or our products.

 

Please note that Webroot’s compatibility with the patch does not mean that Webroot is addressing the hardware vulnerability caused by a design flaw in processor chips.

 

You can learn more about the patch at the Microsoft support page, and download the patch from the Microsoft catalog. 

 

If you choose to deploy it immediately, Microsoft requires that a registry key is set before you do so. Additional information from Microsoft on this requirement can be found here. To set the REGKEY, please follow the instructions for setting as described in the Microsoft support page article.

Webroot will release a file that contains the necessary Registry Key settings which will make the process simpler to execute.  When this file is available, we will update the Webroot Knowledge Base article to include how-to steps and further information.

 

Within the next week we will release a new Webroot SecureAnywhere version, 9.0.19.xx that, along with a number of planned enhancements, will set the REGKEY automatically. 

 

If you have questions or concerns, please open a Support ticket so that we can assist you.

 

 

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release – 1/4/18 UPDATE


ktitterington wrote

Within the next week we will release a new Webroot SecureAnywhere version, 9.0.19.xx that, along with a number of planned enhancements, will set the REGKEY automatically. 

 


Hello @ktitterington

Beta testers get preview version?

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Re: Microsoft Patch Release – 1/4/18 UPDATE

Hi @GreenEbola

Yes, we are trying to get the By invite version (9.0.19) to our Beta group later today or latest by tomorrow. I will post an update when we are ready. 

 

Thanks

Pawani