Updated microcode packages fix security vulnerabilityPublication date: 26 Jul 2023
Affected Mageia releases : 8
Under specific microarchitectural circumstances, a register in "Zen 2" CPUs may not be written to 0 correctly. This may cause data from another process and/or thread to be stored in the YMM register, which may allow an attacker to potentially access sensitive information (CVE-2023-20593, also known as Zenbleed). This update adds the microcode for Amd Epyc gen 2 cpus. Other Zen 2 based CPUs will get their microcode update at a later time when Amd has fixed and validated the microcodes, see the referenced Amd url that has info about estimated timelines for various CPUs.