Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)

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Impacted Products

The recently reported MDS hardware vulnerability has been addressed by the Security Response Team. MDS is a group of speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities.

MDS is tracked under the following CVE entries:

We have determined that some Wind River products are impacted, including the following:

  • Wind River Linux
  • Wind River Titanium Cloud

Customers with questions about these vulnerabilities should contact Wind River Customer Support or their local Wind River representative for information regarding mitigation.


The following list provides information about Wind River products and the CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2018-12127, and CVE-2019-11091 vulnerabilities. For additional questions, please contact Wind River Customer Support or your Wind River sales representative.

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We continue to monitor the situation on our security mailing lists in case there are new developments, and will post periodic updates via RSS feeds and the Wind River Support Network.

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