Windows 10: Windows Client Guidance against speculative execution vulnerabilities

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  1. Posts : 1,471
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       16 Feb 2018 #470

    Interesting. But while it lists the Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700, it doesn't list the Core 2 Quad 6600, which is also vulnerable. So, still, not a complete list.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
    Thread Starter
       16 Feb 2018 #471

    First post KB article by Microsoft updated on February 15, 2018.
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       16 Feb 2018 #472

    Brink said: View Post
    First post KB article by Microsoft updated on February 15, 2018.
    . If I apply any of the applicable February security updates, will they disable the protections for CVE-2017-5715 like security update 4078130 did?

    No. Security update 4078130 was a specific fix to prevent unpredictable system behaviors, performance issues, and/or unexpected reboots after installation of microcode. Applying the February security updates on Windows client operating systems enables all three mitigations.
    Good I had absolutely no problems since they were applied, on any of my three PCs or VMs
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  4.    24 Feb 2018 #473

    johngalt said: View Post
    Interesting. But while it lists the Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6700, it doesn't list the Core 2 Quad 6600, which is also vulnerable. So, still, not a complete list.
    It's there now ...I have one too... almost at the Bottom....

    Intel Kentsfield (2007)

    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400



    The Complete List Of CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown / Spectre Rev. 7.0 - Intel Desktop CPUs Affected By Meltdown + Spectre of 8 - Tech ARP
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  5.    24 Feb 2018 #474

    Intel Posted the new MicroCode Guidance Update Today , I just happened to check an old post's Link, so here is the PDF.... most Haswell and Broadwell chips finally have production MC's. , just need Manufacturer's to get the new Bios's out..... not sure if I want to be a Guinea Pig though

    KB

    microcode-update-guidance-02-24-18.pdf
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  6. Posts : 2,472
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       25 Feb 2018 #475

    Dell were quick to respond. I just updated the BIOS on my 4 year old Dell laptop (Intel i7-4500U CPU / Intel Series 8 chipset). Several security utilities report I'm now 'secure' against Meltdown & Spectre
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64
       27 Feb 2018 #476

    Still waiting for Toshiba to release a BIOS Firmware update for my Toshiba Satellite P50-C laptop.

    Intel, AMD & Microsoft Speculative Execution and Indirect Branch Prediction Side Channel Analysis Method Security Vulnerabilities
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.309
       28 Feb 2018 #477

    Neil Macready said: View Post
    Still waiting for Toshiba to release a BIOS Firmware update for my Toshiba Satellite P50-C laptop.

    Intel, AMD & Microsoft Speculative Execution and Indirect Branch Prediction Side Channel Analysis Method Security Vulnerabilities
    Boy they have a bunch to go yet.
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       28 Feb 2018 #478

    HP released BIOS updates for their business class PCs with 4th generation Intel processors.

    support.hp.com | document/c05869091

    Gonna update it right now...
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home x64
       28 Feb 2018 #479

    storageman said: View Post
    Boy they have a bunch to go yet.
    They sure do Storageman !!!
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