Advisories ยป MGASA-2018-0079

Updated microcode packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 13 Jan 2018
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 5 , 6
CVE: CVE-2017-5715


This update provides microcode fixes and mitigations for Spectre
(CVE-2017-5715) for many Intel CPUs produced in the last 5 years.

So far the Intel microcode updates are for several processors from the
Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Gemini Lake, 
Apollo Lake, Crystal Well and IVT platforms

We also have added the latest known microcode for Amd family 17 (Zen)

We will provide more microcode updates when they are made available
by Intel and Amd.

We also suggest that you check if there is updated  BIOS and EFI
firmwares from your hardware vendor.