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Ubuntu Linux Gets Intel MDS Mitigations for Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, Update Now

Last month on May 14th, Intel published details about four new security vulnerabilities affecting several of its Intel microprocessor families. The company released updated microcode firmware to mitigate these hardware flaws, which quickly landed in the software repositories of all supported Ubuntu releases, but only some of the processor families were supported. Last week, intel-microcode firmware updates arrived in Ubuntu’s repositories to mitigate these new security vulnerabilities on systems using Intel Cherry Trail and Intel Bay Trail processor families, and now Canonical released another update to fix the hardware flaws on the Intel Sandy Bridge processor family, for all supported Ubuntu releases.