Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 and Server products

Microsoft issued a new security advisory for Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909. The updates also address a known vulnerability behind a Zombieload attack. In addition, a targeted update for Windows Server 2019 version 1903 was also available.

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SWAPGS: Newest Spectre vulnerability affects millions of systems

Security researchers have found a new side-channel attack and vulnerability that affects millions of newer Intel microprocessors. The new vulnerability CVE-2019-1125 dubbed SWAPGS is a variant of Spectre Variant 1 and bypasses previous mitigations against Spectre and Meltdown.

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Intel Spectre and Meltdown vulnerability guidance

Intel released new details of availability for microcode updates that address the Meltdown and Spectre design flaws in Intel processors. According to the company, Intel has stopped working on microcode updates for certain Intel processors as noted in the release.

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Intel issues new Spectre/Meltdown patch guidance

Intel said the root cause of the reboot issues have been identified. To that end, the company said customers and partners should not install its current versions of Spectre/Meltdown patches rolled out earlier this month as they "may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior."

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