Intel's Microcode Update for Spectre Exploit Is Now Available in Ubuntu's Repos

Canonical announced a few moments ago that Intel’s latest microcode update for the Spectre security vulnerability is now available from the software repositories of all supported Ubuntu Linux releases.

After releasing earlier this week new kernel updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre security exploits that put billions of devices at risk of attacks by allowing a local, unprivileged attacker to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, Canonical now released the updated microcode from Intel for supported Intel CPUs.

Canonical says that the update provides microcode patches that are required by the corresponding Linux kernel versions used in Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardva… (read more)

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