ELEA-2020-2743 - microcode_ctl bug fix and enhancement update

Release Date:2020-06-25


- remove no longer appropriate caveats for 06-2d-07 and 06-55-04
- for Intel, do not trigger load if on-disk microcode is not an update [Orabug: 30634727]
- set early_microcode='no' in virtualized guests to avoid early load bugs [Orabug: 30618736]
- do not late load prior to 3.10.0
- ensure late loading fixes are present on 4.1.12-* and 4.14.35-*
- enable early and late load for 5.4.17-*
- enable early loading for 06-4f-01

- Update Intel CPU microcode to microcode-20200609 release (#1849058):
- Fixed a typo in the release note file.

- Enable 06-2d-07 (SNB-E/EN/EP) caveat by default (#1849065).

- Enable 06-55-04 (SKL-X/W) caveat by default.

- Do not update 06-4e-03 (SKL-U/Y) and 06-5e-03 (SKL-H/S/Xeon E3 v5) to revision
0xdc, use 0xd6 by default (#).

Updated Packages

Release/ArchitectureFilenameMD5sumSuperseded By Advisory
Oracle Linux 7 (x86_64) microcode_ctl-2.1-

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