CPU vulnerabilities, the future is here?

On funsec, Richard M. Smith send this in after spotting it on /.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40567

Critical update for Intel Core CPUs is out
Have Intel processor? Download the fix right now
By Theo Valich: Tuesday 26 June 2007, 07:26

A COUPLE OF WEEKS ago, we heard that Dell was dealing with a certain situation considering Intel dual-core MCW and quad-core KC marchitecture, and that the company was releasing urgent BIOS and microcode versions for its line up.

We learned that the affected CPUs are the Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000, Core 2 Quad Q6600, Core 2 Xtreme QX6800, QX6700 and QX6800.

In the mobile world, people with the Core 2 Duo T5000 and T7000 need to visit Microsoft’s site, while the server guys will want to use motherboard BIOSes if they do not rely on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=936357

A microcode reliability update is available that improves the reliability of systems that use Intel processors

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