Acronis Access Advanced is not directly affected by Meltdown or Spectre.
Acronis will continue to monitor the vulnerabilities. This article will be updated with new information if such arises.
CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754 - also known as Meltdown and Spectre - exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. Meltdown and Spectre work on personal computers, mobile devices, servers and in the cloud. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of information stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.
Is Acronis Access Advanced affected?
Acronis Access Advanced is not directly affected by Meltdown or Spectre as it operates on a higher application layer. However, Acronis Access Advanced is installed on the Windows Server, Windows Desktop, Mac OS X, iOS and Android operating systems which are vulnerable and require the latest security patches.
We highly recommend that you install all the latest versions of your operating system(s), browsers and virtualization software to keep your deployment safe.
Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056892/windows-10-update-kb405.... For more information - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073119/protect-against-specula...
Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers - https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2018/01/03/speculative-execution-mit...
Windows Server (different versions) - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4072698/windows-server-guidance...
macOS High Sierra, Safari and iOS 11.2 - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394
Some of the Operating System security patches are known to cause issues with Anti-Virus software and older AMD processors. Please consult your vendor's recommendations before applying any patches.