4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2014 8:46 PM by anonymousfriend

    What are the technical details of microcode-20130808.tgz?



      I have heard that microcode-20130808.tgz ( Download Center) supposedly patches vunerabilities and increases system performance. But I have never seen such a vague defintion before. I would like to know if possible:

      • The exact bugs and/or vunerabilties which are fixed
      • What other things might have been updated; this would dramatically help before issuing a deployment with untended regressions over the network.
      • e.g. a real changelog.


      - This would allow:

      1. Independent Security Research over the code base to strengthen the code and make it less vunerable
      2. Ease confidence that Intel is not installing backdoors
      3. The addition of new features and improvements over time.


      Thank you for your time.