BSA: Useful Knowledge Articles to be aware of when patching Meltdown and Spectre using BSA

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    Please see the following useful  Knowledge Articles when patching Meltdown and Spectre using BSA.

     

    We will append to this list if any further questions/issues arise:

     

    BSA - How to get the list of patches released for Intel 'Meltdown' security vulnerability

     

    BSA - Microsoft January 2018 patch rollup including Meltdown and Spectre patches not being detected as needed

     

     

    The following issue started occurring on Friday Jan 5th but was resolved later that day via an additional update from Ivanti so should not be observed after this date:

     

    BSA: Catalog Update Job fails with Error - "String or binary data would be truncated. SQLState: " or "ORA-12899: value too large for column"

     

     

    See this customer communication for general information about Meltdown, Spectre and BMC Software.