VMware ESXi address side-channel analysis due to speculative execution

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address side-channel analysis due to speculative execution. “Spectra and Meltdown” are also know as “side-channel analysis due to speculative execution.” Bounds-Check bypass and Branch Target Injection issues CPU data cache timing can be abused to efficiently leak information out of mis-speculated CPU execution, leading to (at worst) arbitrary virtual…