Meltdown and Spectre, are NComputing thin client devices vulnerable?
Security has always been and continues to be of paramount importance for NComputing. Please find the detailed information pertaining to each hardware product family as it relates to these vulnerabilities:
• RX-Series: Not affected
• L Series, M Series, MX Series: Not affected
• N Series for Citrix: Based on information provided in the ARM developer forum this processor is susceptible to variant 1 and variant 2 vulnerabilities (reference: https://developer.arm.com/support/security-update). There is no need for any operating system patches.
Official statement from NComputing: While the N-series thin clients are built on a processor that is vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown it is important to keep in mind that these devices use proprietary NComputing firmware executing very specific and pre-defined functionality. It is not possible to inject external applications or micro-code into this locked-down proprietary firmware. Furthermore, the Numo3 chip is our own ASIC and is generally not compatible with external Linux applications. We are confident that the N-series devices are secure and safe to use as along as only unaltered and certified genuine NComputing firmware is installed.
This information is an excerpt from our official blog statement, please click on the following link to see the entire post: