openSUSE Security Update : ucode-intel (openSUSE-2018-4) (Spectre)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105637
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update for ucode-intel fixes the following issues :
The CPU microcode for Haswell-X, Skylake-X and Broadwell-X chipsets was updated to report both branch prediction control via CPUID flag and ability to control branch prediction via an MSR register.
This update is part of a mitigation for a branch predictor based information disclosure attack, and needs additional code in the Linux Kernel to be active (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)
SolutionUpdate the affected ucode-intel packages.