USN-3531-3: intel-microcode update

intel-microcode update A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: Ubuntu 17.10 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Summary The system could be made to expose sensitive information. Software Description intel-microcode - Processor microcode for Intel CPUs Details Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715)...