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Action required for IBM MQ on AWS Quick Start for security vulnerabilities in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu is shipped as a component of IBM MQ in AWS Quick Start. Information about a security vulnerability affecting Ubuntu has been published in a security bulletin.


Please consult Ubuntu's security bulletin Information Leak via speculative execution side channel attacks (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754 aka Spectre and Meltdown) for vulnerability details and information about fixes for vulnerabilities:

Affected Products and Versions:

Principal Product and Version(s)
Affected Supporting Product and Versions
IBM MQ in AWS Quick Start version 9.0.3 Ubuntu version 16.04

IBM strongly recommends Customers using the IBM MQ in AWS Quick Start contact Ubuntu to obtain and install fixes for Ubuntu 16.04, as applicable.

Document information

More support for: IBM MQ

Software version: 9.0.3

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2012603

Modified date: 16 January 2018