Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4934-1 intel-microcode -- security update

Date Reported:
26 Jun 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-24489, CVE-2020-24511, CVE-2020-24512, CVE-2020-24513.
More information:

This update ships updated CPU microcode for some types of Intel CPUs and provides mitigations for security vulnerabilities which could result in privilege escalation in combination with VT-d and various side channel attacks.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 3.20210608.2~deb10u1.

Note that there are two reported regressions; for some CoffeeLake CPUs this update may break iwlwifi ( and some for Skylake R0/D0 CPUs on systems using a very outdated firmware/BIOS, the system may hang on boot: (

If you are affected by those issues, you can recover by disabling microcode loading on boot (as documented in README.Debian, also available online at

We recommend that you upgrade your intel-microcode packages.

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