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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    microcode packages are now dependencies of the linux-generic meta packages.
    So whenever the linux-generic or linux-image-generic packages get an update, it should pull in the latest microcode...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    They're different detection tools for different problems.

    The github script is for detecting your system's meltdown/spectre situation.
    (whether or not you have been patched or not and also what...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: meltdown-spectre

    Probably thinking back to every previous LTS with hwe like 14.04 which left the hwe upgrades up to the user.
    I wonder how many users are running 14.04 with dead hwe kernel stacks like 14.04.3 (or 4)...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    (Rolling) HWE started for 16.04.2:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/RollingLTSEnablementStack#Implementation
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: meltdown-spectre

    I bolded this because I haven't any idea what version it refers.
    But the 4.13.0-26 kernel is what you would automatically get just by running a regular update.
    There are caveats though such as...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] I sort of now understand the layout of the...

    I sort of now understand the layout of the microcode updates
    To find out if you have the new microcode that actually works for your machine, you need to
    run

    lscpu
    and find the output for...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    They will be available as any normal update would be.
    Just keep your system up-to-date as usual.

    Once they post the Security notice for a package that package is available.
    I would think that...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    I see we are now on to the next phase of updates:
    https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3531-1/
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    It is when running proposed...

    Edit: also that ^^^^^^^ in the post above this one.
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    Start-Date: 2018-01-10 15:32:51
    Commandline: aptdaemon role='role-upgrade-system' sender=':1.68'
    Install: linux-image-4.13.0-26-generic:amd64 (4.13.0-26.29~16.04.2, automatic),...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    Indeed updates for regressions tend to remove or disable the patches or configurations that where in the original updates until such time as they can be fixed.
    The original update with the patches...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    A regrettable regression for that kernel:
    https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3522-3/

    Look at the update history logs at /var/log/apt and also, if running automatic updates...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    You've got the kernel mc4man described here:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2381801&page=2&p=13728710#post13728710
    So it seems you're at least partially patched.
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    I think that's the plan.
    fingers crossed with a smooth and quick testing period.

    look at your flags in the /proc/cpuinfo file

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    and look for the pti flag.
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    A ppa is available for testing.
    https://launchpad.net/~canonical-kernel-team/+archive/ubuntu/pti/
    I figure once these pass muster they'll move into the repos and be made available as normal...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    Because the scan tool has nothing to do with meltdown.
    That's about flaws in intel's management engine.
    (which seemingly intel does not care enough to help anyone with outside of passing the buck...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: Meltdown and Spectre Discussion Sticky

    While true that Xubuntu 14.04 has run out of support, the base for it has not so you will get the kernel patched just the same as if running normal Ubuntu.
    (basically they use the same repos, only...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: No patch for 16.04.3 kernel 4.10? or am I missing something?

    Most likely because they'll be rolling everyone using the HWE stacks to the 4.13 kernel soon.
    (This might even cause an expedited roll out.)
    You were going to get the 4.13 eventually anyway, so...
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    Sticky: [ubuntu] Re: kernel which solves Intel security problem

    Ubuntu's current meltdown/spectre status:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown
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