Microsoft releases security patch against bug

This measure comes in the wake of Intel Corp's confirmation of two security flaws in its chips that were vulnerable to hacking

By Author  |  Published: 29th Jan 2018  7:09 pm

Microsoft has released another security patch against ‘Spectre Variant 2’ bug found on Intel chips.

Intel has reported issues with recently released microcode meant to address ‘Spectre variant 2’ termed as ‘CVE 2017-5715 Branch Target Injection’.

Microsoft is also offering a new option — available for advanced users on impacted devices — to manually disable and enable the mitigation against Spectre Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715) independently via registry setting changes.

After chip-maker Intel confirmed a potential security flaw in its chips, Microsoft issued emergency updates to supported versions of Windows earlier this month.
Intel Corp had confirmed two security flaws — ‘Meltdown and Spectre’ — in its chips that were vulnerable to hacking.

The Intel CEO urged everyone to patch their systems as soon as these are available. IANS