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It would have, but it's likely the cloud vendors have already deployed defenses.





Today's AWS[1] and Google Cloud[2] security bulletin notes that all their host infrastucture (read: cpu firmware/microcode) has been updated to mitigate the issues disclosed today by Intel[3]. I could not find anything for Azure yet.

I also note that the provided OSes are being updated with mitigations as well, so for complete mitigation of the issue you'll probably need to update your OS.

[1] https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-bulletins/AWS-2019-...

[2] https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/security-bulletins#201...

[3] https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advi...




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