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john-d
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x201 tablet -Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

Hi. This is my first post. I have a Lenovo x201 tablet with i7 processor. Intel site says the CPU is in Production. However, there is no mention of this model on the Lenovo Thinkpad or tablet Side Channel list for Meltdown or Spectre patches. Does anyone know if Lenovo is planning to issue a Patch ? So far it seems that only the x220 series are shown to have patches.
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Re: x201 tablet -Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

[Mod note:  Moved to Security & Malware section for visibility.  AG]



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Re: x201 tablet -Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

Hello,

 

As best as I can tell, the ThinkPad X201 has been out of production and even warranty support by Lenovo for a while.   It is listed in Lenovo's End Of Life site, and the latest BIOS update I could find for it is dated 2013, five years ago. 

 

Keep in mind that even if Lenovo is not providing a BIOS firmware update, your operating system vendor may be loading microcode updates into the CPU to mitigate Spectre and Meltdown, so you will be protected via that mechanism.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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