Intel Microcode update for Ubuntu Linux
Posted on: 01/12/2018 10:24 AM

Updated intel-microcode packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux

Intel Microcode update for Ubuntu Linux


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3531-1
January 11, 2018

intel-microcode update
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- intel-microcode: Processor microcode for Intel CPUs

Details:

It was discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel
attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715)

This update provides the microcode updates required for the corresponding
Linux kernel updates.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
intel-microcode 3.20180108.0~ubuntu17.10.1

Ubuntu 17.04:
intel-microcode 3.20180108.0~ubuntu17.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
intel-microcode 3.20180108.0~ubuntu16.04.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
intel-microcode 3.20180108.0~ubuntu14.04.2

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3531-1
CVE-2017-5715

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/intel-microcode/3.20180108.0~ubuntu17.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/intel-microcode/3.20180108.0~ubuntu17.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/intel-microcode/3.20180108.0~ubuntu16.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/intel-microcode/3.20180108.0~ubuntu14.04.2




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