SUSE Responds to Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities in SLE and openSUSE

Like almost all operating systems out there, SUSE Enterprise Linux (SLE) and openSUSE (Leap and Tumbleweed) are also affected by these serious hardware bugs that could allow unprivileged attackers to steal sensitive data from kernel memory using malicious apps, and patches are coming shortly. According to Matthias G. Eckermann, SUSE is now ready to release patches to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities for the SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 SP2 and SP3 operating systems, which shares the kernel codebase with openSUSE Leap 42.2 and openSUSE Leap 42.3.