- Zelkjka Zorz for Help Net Security: Intel testing new Spectre fixes, tells everyone to hold off on deploying current firmware updates
“Shortly after Red Hat stopped providing microcode to address variant 2 (branch target injection) of the Spectre attack, Intel has advised OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current firmware updates that fix the same vulnerability (CVE-2017-5715).”
2. Intel’s own “News Byte”: Root Cause of Reboot Issue Identified; Updated Guidance for Customers and Partners
“Based on this, we are updating our guidance for customers and partners:
- We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors and end users stop deployment of current versions, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior. For the full list of platforms, see the Intel.com Security Center site.
- We continue to urge all customers to vigilantly maintain security best practice and for consumers to keep systems up-to-date.
“Intel told now they have identified the root cause of the reboot issue that affected Broadwell and Haswell CPUs and they are preparing a solution to address the issue and asks to hold off applying patches for Spectre and Meltdown.”