gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 / Meltdown and/or Spectre vulnerabilities

Vassilena Treneva treneva@gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 14:42:00 GMT 2018


Using gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) (GCC).

Do you know if there are any compiler options (or a patch) to mitigate the
so called: Meltdown and/or Spectre vulnerabilities for this specific
version of the compiler?
Based on what I read over the internet, the answer is NO. Such options and
a patch are available starting from GCC 8:


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