USN-4628-3: Intel Microcode vulnerabilities

17 May 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Intel Microcode.

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USN-4628-1 provided updated Intel Processor Microcode for various processor
types. This update provides the corresponding updates for some additional
processor types.

Original advisory details:

Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Andreas Kogler, David Oswald, Catherine
Easdon, Claudio Canella, and Daniel Gruss discovered that the Intel Running
Average Power Limit (RAPL) feature of some Intel processors allowed a side-
channel attack based on power consumption measurements. A local attacker
could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-8695)

Ezra Caltum, Joseph Nuzman, Nir Shildan and Ofir Joseff discovered that
some Intel(R) Processors did not properly remove sensitive information
before storage or transfer in some situations. A local attacker could
possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-8696)

Ezra Caltum, Joseph Nuzman, Nir Shildan and Ofir Joseff discovered that
some Intel(R) Processors did not properly isolate shared resources in some
situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive
information. (CVE-2020-8698)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

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