The following Red Hat Enhancement Advisory has been published which may affect packages you have installed on your system.
RHEA-2018:2675 microcode_ctl enhancement update
Updated microcode_ctl packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The microcode_ctl packages provide microcode updates for Intel and AMD processors.
This update adds the following enhancement:
* The Intel CPU microcode has been updated to the latest upstream version to mitigate CVE-2017-5715, known as the Spectre variant 2 vulnerability, CVE-2018-3639, known as the Speculative Store Bypass vulnerability, and CVE-2018-3620 and CVE-2018-3646, known as L1 Terminal Fault Attack vulnerability. (BZ#1614427)
Users of microcode_ctl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement. Note: a microcode_ctl service restart is necessary for this update to take effect.