Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2743-1 amd64-microcode -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Aug 2021
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, et al. This fix adds amd-microcode-based IBPB support.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 3.20181128.1~deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your amd64-microcode packages.

For the detailed security status of amd64-microcode please refer to its security tracker page at:

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