Intel issues Meltdown and Spectre updates for Haswell and Broadwell

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 28 2018 @ 10:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Register noticed that Intel rolled out new microcode updates on Monday. These fix Meltdown and Spectre CPU design flaws on lots of Haswell and Broadwell based Core and Xeon processors. These chips were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
The new document (PDF) says Broadwell processors with CPUIDs 50662, 50663, 50664, 40671, 406F1, 306D4 and 40671 are ready for their reaming.

Updates for Haswells numbered 306C3, 4066, 306F2, 40651 and 306C3 have also hit production.

The CPUs mentioned above include Xeon and Core silicon.
Fixes for more CPUs will follow.


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