amd64-microcode 3.20180524.1~ubuntu0.16.04.1 source package in Ubuntu


amd64-microcode (3.20180524.1~ubuntu0.16.04.1) xenial-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: Add Spectre Variant 2 protection for family 17h AMD
    processors (CVE-2017-5715)
    - Backport to xenial.

amd64-microcode (3.20180524.1) unstable; urgency=high

  * New microcode update packages from AMD upstream:
    + Re-added Microcodes:
      sig 0x00610f01, patch id 0x06001119, 2012-07-13
  * This update avoids regressing sig 0x610f01 processors on systems with
    outdated firmware by adding back exactly the same microcode patch that was
    present before [for these processors].  It does not implement Spectre-v2
    mitigation for these processors.
  * README: update for new release

amd64-microcode (3.20180515.1) unstable; urgency=high

  * New microcode update packages from AMD upstream:
    + New Microcodes:
      sig 0x00800f12, patch id 0x08001227, 2018-02-09
    + Updated Microcodes:
      sig 0x00600f12, patch id 0x0600063e, 2018-02-07
      sig 0x00600f20, patch id 0x06000852, 2018-02-06
    + Removed Microcodes:
      sig 0x00610f01, patch id 0x06001119, 2012-07-13
  * Adds Spectre v2 (CVE-2017-5715) microcode-based mitigation support,
    plus other unspecified fixes/updates.
  * README, debian/copyright: update for new release

amd64-microcode (3.20171205.2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * debian/control: update Vcs-* fields for

amd64-microcode (3.20171205.1) unstable; urgency=high

  * New microcode updates (closes: #886382):
    sig 0x00800f12, patch id 0x08001213, 2017-12-05
    Thanks to SuSE for distributing these ahead of AMD's official release!
  * Add IBPB support for family 17h AMD processors (CVE-2017-5715)
  * README: describe source for faml17h microcode update
  * Upload to unstable to match IBPB microcode support on Intel in Debian
  * WARNING: requires at least kernel 4.15, 4.14.13, 4.9.76, 4.4.111 (or a
    backport of commit f4e9b7af0cd58dd039a0fb2cd67d57cea4889abf
    "x86/microcode/AMD: Add support for fam17h microcode loading") otherwise
    it will not be applied to the processor.

amd64-microcode (3.20160316.3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * initramfs: Make the early initramfs reproducible (closes: #845194)
  * rules: switch to simplified dh-based build (debhelper v9)

amd64-microcode (3.20160316.2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * NEWS.debian: fix minor typo
  * debian/control, debian/compat: bump debhelper compat mode to 9
  * debian/control: bump standards version to 3.9.8 (no changes needed)
  * debian/: prefix binary-package control files with package name
  * debian/control: recommend tiny-initramfs as an alternative to
    initramfs-tools tiny-initramfs specifically supports early microcode
    updates, so it is a viable alternative to initramfs-tools
    (closes: #839882)

amd64-microcode (3.20160316.1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Bump major version number to 3: early-initramfs support
  * Support is now restricted to Linux kernel 3.14 and later.  For older
    kernels, please use the version 2 (older) branch of the package.
  * Implement early-initramfs mode, and remove normal mode
    * debian/control: add versioned recommends for initramfs-tools and
      dracut.  Note that dracut 044 is required for Linux 4.4 and later,
      otherwise dracut 040 would be enough
    * debian/default: add early mode, remove normal mode from comments
    * initramfs hook: use cpio to generate an early-initramfs with
      microcode for all processors, blacklist kernels older than 3.14,
      and remove normal mode support.
    * initramfs.init-premount: remove, not needed for early-initramfs
    * debian/rules: don't install init-premount initramfs script.
  * initramfs.hook: detect a missing microcode.ko and don't attempt to
    force_load() it.  In verbose mode, log when the microcode driver is
    modular.  For Linux 4.4 and later, skip the module loading logic
    (closes: #809444)
  * README.Debian: update for early initramfs support, and add information
    on how to disable early updates using the dis_ucode_ldr kernel boot
  * Support for x32 was enabled in debian/control for the 2.20160316.1
    upload, but the changelog did not record this by mistake.  The missing
    entry was retroactively added to debian/changelog by this upload

 -- Steve Beattie <email address hidden>  Tue, 29 May 2018 15:16:39 -0700

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amd64-microcode: Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs

 This package contains microcode patches for all AMD AMD64
 processors. AMD releases microcode patches to correct
 processor behavior as documented in the respective processor
 revision guides.
 For Intel processors, please refer to the intel-microcode package.