Applies to: Windows Server version 1803Windows 10 version 1803
Intel recently announced that they have completed their validations and started to release microcode for recent CPU platforms related to Spectre Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715 [“Branch Target Injection”]). This update includes microcode updates from Intel for the following CPUs:
This update is a standalone update that is available through the Microsoft Update Catalog and targeted for Windows 10 version 1803 (Windows April 2018 Update) and Windows Server Version 1803 (Server Core). This update also includes Intel microcode updates that were already released for these operating systems at the time of release to manufacturing (RTM). We will offer additional microcode updates from Intel through this article for these operating systems as they become available to Microsoft. Please ensure that mitigation against Spectre Variant 2 is enabled through the registry settings that are documented in the following article:
Consult with your device manufacturer and Intel via their websites regarding their microcode recommendation for your device before applying this update to your device.