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HistoryJan 04, 2018 - 3:07 a.m.

Security update for ucode-intel (important)

2018-01-0403:07:17
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This update for ucode-intel fixes the following issues:

The CPU microcode for Haswell-X, Skylake-X and Broadwell-X chipsets was
updated to report both branch prediction control via CPUID flag and
ability to control branch prediction via an MSR register.

This update is part of a mitigation for a branch predictor based
information disclosure attack, and needs additional code in the Linux
Kernel to be active (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)