ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

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michael louwe
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Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Post by michael louwe » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:13 am

http://news.softpedia.com/news/intel-s- ... 0489.shtml
(Intel's Microcode Update for Spectre Makes a Comeback in Ubuntu's Repositories
Available on Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04 LTS, and 14.04 LTS
Apr 1, 2018 04:59 GMT )

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Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Post by Terryphi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:15 am

Old news. See this thread for user experience : viewtopic.php?f=90&t=266766
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Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:26 am

intel has announced today that it will make no further attempt to patch spectre variant 2 in the following chipsets mentioned in these 2 articles...DAMIEN

http://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-we-n ... ese-chips/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/0 ... _be_fixed/

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Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Post by xenopeek » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:25 am

Good info DAMIEN1307.

The direct link from the articles to the updated list from Intel (PDF): https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/u ... idance.pdf
Those marked in red won't get patches.
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Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Post by G-Mo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:59 pm

Anyone using Mint 18.3 spot the newer micro-code roll into the Update Manager? Seems the earlier version came up in the U-manager over a month ago but I never installed it as not for my I5 model.

Is everyone doing a manual install or waiting for the manager to populate it? The manual method mentions overwriting an existing directory containing the files, not a clean install. I don't have the first directory created to copy over.

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Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

Post by smurphos » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:07 pm

G-Mo wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Anyone using Mint 18.3 spot the newer micro-code roll into the Update Manager?
Yep - viewtopic.php?f=90&t=266766&hilit=microcode & viewtopic.php?f=90&t=266811&hilit=microcode

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