Meltdown / Spectre
General Information on Meltdown / Spectre
Meltdown and Spectre can be used to steal sensitive information. Basic measures to protect against malware are described in the DC Security-guideline. According to the actual state of knowledge embedded systems like CML75 only have a higher risk of vulnerability in case the device is additionally infected with malicious code.
Important product information for Bosch Rexroth IndraWorks Engineering
The Windows-Security-Patches for the risks Meltdown and Spectre seriously compromise the usability and functionality of the Bosch Rexroth engineering- and operating software IndraWorks.
It prevents the start of internal service programs and dialog fields as well as the communication with controls and drives. Reason for that is a mistake on part of Microsoft. Microsoft is working on a solution. We demand, not to install these patches on devices, which use IndraWorks. The installation of the patches through automatic updates needs to be prevented in cooperation with the responsible IT specialists. Instead, it has to be waited until an accurate patch from Microsoft is available.
Updated product information for Bosch Rexroth IndraWorks Engineering and IndraWorks Operation
This malfunction does only affect the operating systems Windows 8 and Windows 10. The operating system Windows 7 is not, like we orginally published, affected.