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These vulnerabilities reach well beyond SQL Server.MELTDOWN / SPECTRE In case you haven't heard, there are major processor-related password theft vulnerabilities hitting the news: Meltdown and Spectre.Microsoft has guidance for many versions of SQL Server here: There are fixes for all versions of SQL Server that are still in support, and even a few that are long out of support (I'm looking at you, SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2).The latest Cumulative Update can always be obtained from the Download Center (older builds can be obtained from the Microsoft Update Catalog).To try to explain here, CU3 was officially released on November 16th, but the security update that was released on November 8th actually already included all of the fixes in the CU.A recent piece over at Tom's Hardware shows that these exploits can happen through your web browser, too.So maybe you should leave this page and just unplug your ethernet cable until someone gives you a smoke signal that patches are available for all platforms and devices.here, a 10-minute Channel 9 video here, and the updated edition feature comparison here.If you do not have access to Collaborate and believe you should, please contact your Microsoft engagement owner.The Windows Client and Server TAP programs are now hosted on Microsoft Collaborate. The Security Update Validation Program (SUVP) is now hosted on Microsoft Collaborate.This is great, but keep in mind, in most cases, you'll need to be on the most recent service pack to get patched.So if you're on, say, 2012 SP2 or 2014 RTM, you may have an upgrade in your near future.