RHEA-2018:1768 - Product Enhancement Advisory
Product Enhancement Advisory
Red Hat Insights patch analysis
Identify and remediate systems affected by this advisory.
An update for microcode_ctl is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Advanced Update Support.
The microcode_ctl packages provide microcode updates for Intel and AMD processors.
This update adds the following enhancement:
- The AMD CPU microcode has been updated to the latest upstream version, which also provides new capabilities used by the Linux kernel to enhance mitigation of CVE-2017-5715, known as the Spectre variant 2 vulnerability. (BZ#1576313)
Users of microcode_ctl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS 6.4 x86_64
- BZ - 1576313 - [RHEL-6] Include updated AMD firmware for Spectre mitigation [rhel-6.4.z]
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS 6.4