USN-3531-1: Intel Microcode update
11 January 2018
The system could be made to expose sensitive information.
- intel-microcode - Processor microcode for Intel CPUs
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.