Grub2/Microcode_ctl Updates for Oracle Linux
Posted on: 01/10/2018 08:26 AM

The following updates has been released for Oracle Linux:

ELBA-2018-4007 Oracle Linux 7 grub2 bug fix update
ELBA-2018-4008 Oracle Linux 7 microcode_ctl bug fix update
ELBA-2018-4009 Oracle Linux 6 microcode_ctl bug fix update

ELBA-2018-4007 Oracle Linux 7 grub2 bug fix update
Oracle Linux Bug Fix Advisory ELBA-2018-4007

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELBA-2018-4007.html

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the
Unbreakable Linux Network:

x86_64:
grub2-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-common-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.noarch.rpm
grub2-efi-ia32-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-efi-ia32-cdboot-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-efi-ia32-modules-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.noarch.rpm
grub2-efi-x64-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-efi-x64-cdboot-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-efi-x64-modules-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.noarch.rpm
grub2-pc-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-pc-modules-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.noarch.rpm
grub2-tools-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-tools-extra-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm
grub2-tools-minimal-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.x86_64.rpm


SRPMS:
http://oss.oracle.com/ol7/SRPMS-updates/grub2-2.02-0.65.0.4.el7_4.2.src.rpm



Description of changes:

[2.02-0.65.0.4]
- Restore symlink to grub environment file, that was removed during
grub2-efi update
if grub2 package is also installed on UEFI machines
[27345750]
- fix symlink removal scriptlet, to be executed only on removal
[bug 19231481]

[2.02-0.65.0.2]
- Pack files in efidir with disabled rpm verification
[27166026]

[2.02-0.65.0.1]
- Fix comparison in patch for 18504756
- Remove symlink to grub environment file during uninstall on EFI platforms
[bug 19231481]
- replace dynamic EFI boot folder path generation with predefined
'redhat' (Alex Burmashev)
- update Oracle Linux certificates (Alexey Petrenko)
- Put "with" in menuentry instead of "using" [bug 18504756]
- Use different titles for UEK and RHCK kernels [bug 18504756]


ELBA-2018-4008 Oracle Linux 7 microcode_ctl bug fix update
Oracle Linux Bug Fix Advisory ELBA-2018-4008

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELBA-2018-4008.html

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the
Unbreakable Linux Network:

x86_64:
microcode_ctl-2.1-22.2.0.3.el7.x86_64.rpm


SRPMS:
http://oss.oracle.com/ol7/SRPMS-updates/microcode_ctl-2.1-22.2.0.3.el7.src.rpm



Description of changes:

[2.1-22.2.0.3]
- Add updated Intel microcode for additional core types


ELBA-2018-4009 Oracle Linux 6 microcode_ctl bug fix update
Oracle Linux Bug Fix Advisory ELBA-2018-4009

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELBA-2018-4009.html

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 6 have been uploaded to the
Unbreakable Linux Network:

i386:
microcode_ctl-1.17-25.2.0.4.el6_9.i686.rpm

x86_64:
microcode_ctl-1.17-25.2.0.4.el6_9.x86_64.rpm


SRPMS:
http://oss.oracle.com/ol6/SRPMS-updates/microcode_ctl-1.17-25.2.0.4.el6_9.src.rpm



Description of changes:

[1:1.17-25.2.0.4]
- Add updated Intel microcode for additional core types

[1:1.17-25.2.0.1]
- Enable early microcode load to allow updating Broadwell model 79
- Make sure "modprobe microcode" is not executed on Broadwell model 79
- Run dracut upon microcode update





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