RHEA-2018:2303 - Product Enhancement Advisory
microcode_ctl enhancement update
Product Enhancement Advisory
Updated microcode_ctl packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Advanced Update Support.
The microcode_ctl packages provide microcode updates for Intel and AMD processors.
This update adds the following enhancement:
- The Intel CPU microcode has been updated to the latest upstream version, which also provides new capabilities used by the Linux kernel to mitigate CVE-2018-3639, known as the Speculative Store Bypass vulnerability.
This update includes also microcode for Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4 and Intel Xeon Processor E7 v4; Core i7-69xx/68xx, family 6, model 0x4f, stepping 0x1.
Users of microcode_ctl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS 6.5 x86_64
- BZ - 1576327 - [RHEL-6] Include updated ucode for Broadwell EP/EX [rhel-6.5.z]
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS 6.5