Microsoft has now made available updates to Windows 10 to help further mitigate security issues with Intel processors.
Here’s what’s available:
- KB4494175: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1607, and Windows Server 2016
- KB4494452: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1709
- KB4494453: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1703
- KB4494454: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 RTM
MDS is a sub-class of previously disclosed speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities and is comprised of four related techniques. Under certain conditions, MDS provides a program the potential means to read data that program otherwise would not be able to see. MDS techniques are based on a sampling of data leaked from small structures within the CPU using a locally executed speculative execution side channel.