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  • Microsoft re-releases Intel microcode patches for all versions of Win10

    Posted on September 14th, 2018 at 07:16 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Last night, Microsoft released these new Intel microcode patches:

    KB 4100347 for Win10 1803
    KB 4090007 for Win10 1709
    KB 4091663 for Win10 1703
    KB 4091664 for Win10 1607
    KB 4091666 for Win10 1507

    And there’s an official Summary of Intel microcode updates. You can stop yawning now.

    The updates seem to be directed at Spectre 2. Remember, we’re looking at Spectre Vn where n = 1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, and the Spectre NG series where n = 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8. If I read the tea leaves correctly.

    Of course, Spectre (and Meltdown) don’t exist in the wild. Many people feel that the chances of them ever appearing are very slim because it’d take a whole lot of work to get them going and parse the incoming data.

    Those of you who run servers with multiple users and sensitive data might be concerned. The rest of us… Meh.

    UPDATE: Günter Born has a great exploration of the patches, WSUS, and a Microsoft bot on his Born City blog.

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