Intel recently announced that they have completed software validations and have started to release new microcode for current CPU platforms in reaction to the following threats:A list of processors that will receive the update can be found at Microsoft's website. It will be interesting to see how much performance will be lost due to these new updates.
Spectre Variant 3a (CVE-2018-3640: "Rogue System Register Read (RSRE)") Spectre Variant 4 (CVE-2018-3639: "Speculative Store Bypass (SSB)") L1TF (CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646: "L1 Terminal Fault")
Fresh bath of Spectre and Meltdown patches for Windows are incoming
Posted on Friday, Nov 30 2018 @ 13:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck