Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities
As Intel, AMD, and other CPU manufacturers have started releasing firware updates for processor models affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches, those updates are now integrating these patches into BIOS/UEFI updates for affected PCs.
These BIOS/UEFI updates are to address the Meltdown and Spectre issues that have happened since the beginning of the year.
Software patches at the operating system level have largely mitigated the Meltdown flaw, but both Microsoft and the Linux community said a firmware fix would be necessary to fully address the Spectre vulnerability.
|Acer||Acer only lists vulnerable desktop, notebook, and server products. Says it will release firmware updates for server products in March. No timeline for desktop and notebook products.|
|ASRock||The ASRock site is a mess. There’s no central security advisory, and users will have to visit the “Latest BIOS Update” page and sift through the updates by hand. The good news is that there are a lot of recent BIOS releases containing Intel updates dated after the Meltdown and Spectre disclosure.|
|ASUS||ASUS says it will release BIOS updates for affected products by the end of January.|
|Dell||BIOS updates are available for some Dell desktop, notebook, and server products. The Dell security advisory contains several other links to various products types. You can use this page as the central hub to search for what you need.|
|Fujitsu||BIOS updates are available for some products, but not all. The security advisory contains multiple links to various product types.|
|Gigabyte||Motherboard provider Gigabyte has released BIOS updates. Users will have to access the advisory, click on the motherboard series name in the list of affected table, and check for a recent BIOS update on each motherboard product’s page.|
|HP||BIOS updates are available for almost half of the HP products listed as vulnerable.|
|Huawei||Huawei has only listed vulnerable products. Says an “investigation is still ongoing.”|
|Intel||Intel has released updates for most NUC, Compute Stick, and Compute Card products.|
|Lenovo||Lenovo has the best advisory yet, with detailed tables for all affected products, including download links and upcoming BIOS download availability for each one.|
|LG||Nothing is available for LG at present, if it becomes available it will be updated|
|Panasonic||Panasonic said it aims to release BIOS updates for vulnerable PC models starting the end of the month and continuing through February and March.|
|Microsoft||Microsoft has released UEFI updates for Surface products.|
|MSI||MSI has released BIOS updates.|
|Toshiba||Toshiba has not released any BIOS/UEFI updates just yet. The company lists affected products and an approximate timeline when it hopes to have updates available.|
|Vaio||Some BIOS updates are available. More to follow.|
Further updates will be added as they’re released.