Spectre and Meltdown took the entire technology industry by storm last week, but fortunately companies are working towards patching the vulnerabilities. For Chrome OS, most recent devices are patched against Meltdown, with Google posting a complete list on the current status of mitigations.

As spotted by Android Police, the list is available on the Chromium Projects site. It includes every single Chrome OS device in existence, with public codename, kernel version, architecture, and auto update status.

The two right-most columns note the status (Yes, No, Not needed, EoL) of the Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI) mitigation for Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754). If it hasn’t been patched, the second column notes whether it will eventually be available.

With Chrome OS 63 released in mid-December, Intel devices on kernels 3.18 and 4.4. were patched. Meanwhile, older devices that have not yet reached the end of life (EoL) software update status are currently having the mitigation backported.

ARM Chrome OS devices are not affected, though they will be patched with KPTI in a future release.

Chrome is also expected to get more patches later this month with the release of version 64, with more updates coming in the future:

Chrome’s JavaScript engine, V8, will include mitigations starting with Chrome 64, which will be released on or around January 23rd 2018. Future Chrome releases will include additional mitigations and hardening measures which will further reduce the impact of this class of attack.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Abner Li

Editor-in-chief. Interested in the minutiae of Google and Alphabet. Tips/talk: abner@9to5g.com