Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2148-1 amd64-microcode -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Mar 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 886382.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-5715.
- More information:
It was discovered that systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis (Spectre v2). Multiple fixes were done already in linux kernel, intel-microcode etc. This fix adds amd-microcode-based IBPB support.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3.20181128.1~deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your amd64-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: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS