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.

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