Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1506-1 intel-microcode -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Sep 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646.
More information:

Security researchers identified speculative execution side-channel methods which have the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from multiple types of computing devices with different vendors’ processors and operating systems.

This update requires an update to the intel-microcode package, which is non-free. It is related to DLA-1446-1 and adds more mitigations for additional types of Intel processors.

For more information please also read the official Intel security advisories at:

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 3.20180807a.1~deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your intel-microcode packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: