On January 9, IBM confirmed that Spectre and Meltdown does affect IBM POWER Systems servers.
These new vulnerabilities are further reason for ensuring your system is running a supported OS release with the latest PTFs installed.
The latest official word on this from IBM can be found at:
Details regarding the PTFs can be found on IBM’s Security Bulletin.
To ensure you are notified of future security alerts such as this we suggest you subscribe to the IBM’s Security Bulletins. You can do this from within the above security bulletin.
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Published Date: 19th January 2018