Nvidia to release mitigation updates for Shield TV and Tablet

Nvidia is the latest company to start issuing updates for its chips in wake of the vulnerabilities found in certain CPUs. The company announced some releases for its GPUs, as well as a schedule for when other updates, such as those for its SoCs would be coming.

The company revealed updates coming for its Android-based Shield Tablet and Shield TV. Shield Experience 5.4 for Tablet and Shield Experience 6.1 for TV will both be out before the end of January.

Nvidia also announced updated for it high-end Tegra Jetson SoCs. For those that don't know, the TX1 is "the world's first supercomputer on a module," while the TX2 "is the fastest, most power-efficient AI computing device." The TK1 is mainly used for embedded systems applications on supercomputers around the world.

Here is the list of security updates that will be coming for the various Tegra Jetson chips next month:

Product Series OS Updated Version
Jetson TX1 Linux for Tegra BSP 28.2
Expected the week of February 5, 2018
BSP 24.2.3
Expected before the end of February 2018
Jetson TX2 Linux for Tegra BSP 28.2
Expected the week of February 5, 2018
Jetson TK1 Linux for Tegra BSP 21.7 Expected before the end of February 2018

Nvidia had previously announced these for their PC GPUs:

Windows

Product Product Series OS Driver Branch Updated Version
GeForce All Windows R390 390.65
Quadro, NVS All Windows R390 390.65
R384 386.07

Tesla

All Windows R390 Expected week of January 22, 2018
R384 Expected week of January 8, 2018

Linux

Product Product Series OS Driver Branch Updated Version
GeForce All Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris R390 390.12
R384 384.111
Quadro, NVS All Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris R390 390.12
R384 384.111
Tesla All Linux R390 Expected week of January 22, 2018
R384 Expected week of January 8, 2018

Nvidia hopes to have all updates related to Spectre and Meltdown out by the end of February,

Thanks go out to Mando for the tip!

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