back to article As you wrap up this month's patch installs, don't forget these Intel fixes

Intel has posted another round of firmware updates with fixes for four CVE-listed vulnerabilities. Chipzilla's April patch load includes fixes for a pair of bugs considered by Intel to be high security risks, as well as a speculative execution bug reported by university researchers last month. CVE-2018-18094 is an escalation …

  1. _LC_ Bronze badge
    Meh

    On most operating systems these will be installed automatically

    On most (modern) operating systems, those "patches" will be installed automatically, making your PC somewhat slower once more.

    1. DontFeedTheTrolls Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Re: On most operating systems these will be installed automatically

      Which operating systems install firmware updates?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: On most operating systems these will be installed automatically

        Windows and MacOS off the top of my head

        1. muhfugen

          Re: On most operating systems these will be installed automatically

          The Linux kernel contains microcode updates as well.

      2. _LC_ Bronze badge

        Re: On most operating systems these will be installed automatically

        This has to be loaded on each reboot anew. Windows, MacOS, Linux and others do this automatically (most distributions by default, that is).

  2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

    installer privilege elevations

    Intel credited its own team with discovering the vulnerability.

    Oh, look - they finally beat Stefan Kanthak to one of these. Good for them!

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