Debian Patches New Intel MDS Security Vulnerabilities in Debian Linux Stretch

On May 14th, Intel disclosed four new security vulnerabilities affecting several of its Intel CPUs, which could allow attackers to leak sensitive information if the system remains unpatched. Intel has worked with major OS vendors and device manufactures to quickly deploy feasible solutions for mitigating these flaws, and now patches are available for users of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series. The Debian Project urges all users of the stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series to update their installations as soon as possible to the latest Linux kernel version 4.9.168-1+deb9u2 and intel-microcode firmware 3.20190514.1~deb9u1. To fully mitigate these new security vulnerabilities, both packages need to be installed on your Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” installations.