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Kagum
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Message 1 of 22

Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

Hello everybody,

 

there is an offical Lenovo Advisory for Meltdown & Spectre in Combination with Lenovo Products:

https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/len-18282

 

But i can't find information about my Lenovo Y50-70. Does anybody has further information?

Do we will see an upgrade for our devices?

 

Thanks in advanced

Greatings from Germany

Daniel K.

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Message 2 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

As far as I see from the list, y50 is not there so assuming it's not affected.


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alvearian
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Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

This cannot be true, since Y50-70 (at least mine) uses Intel i7-4710HQ CPU, which is definitely affected by those vulnerabilities.

Also, not affected ones are clearly stated as "Not affected", but Y50-70 is just missing from the list.

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Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

Just check the link in few days again if it's updated. If it takes the place on the list, I'm quite sure that there'd be an update for your system as well


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robak1602
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Message 5 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

Hi,

Several days have passed. Nothing changes on the y50-70 laptop page. What's next? Will speak in this matter, finally, someone competent?

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Message 6 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

Hello,

 

This is a reply to someone I gave with a different model, but in a similar situation:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/BIOS-updates-for-Meltdown-and-Spectre/m-p/3945092#M307...

 

Does that help answer your question?

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



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Message 7 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

It does in a way. However, what Lenovo could do, is list all the models with still not ready BIOS updates with TBD/Reseaching in the update availability date column instead of not listing them at all.
That would prevent people like me and OP from asking questions, whether the updates are going to be released in future or not.

Also, Lenovo support told me today, that they are working on an update for Y50-70, so, yeah, we have to wait.
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Message 8 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

Hello,

 

I don't have any specific insight into Intel's communications to Lenovo or other computer makers, but from Intel's public communications, I'm not sure if even they know what they will and will not be patching.  It's entirely possible that Intel is still making those decisions internally, and has yet to communicate them to the computer makers.  So, it may actually be a case of Intel not having decided where the cut off will be for what does and does not get an update.  And if they haven't decided that internally, they probably don't have anything yet to communicate to their partners.

 

The best suggestion I have right now is to keep checking the LEN-18282 advisory, as that's where Lenovo is making all of their information available.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



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Message 9 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

The fix has been available for this processor (306C3) from Intel for WEEKS now - since February 28.  Why hasn't Lenovo issued a patch?

 

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Message 10 of 22

Re: Is there a "Meltdown & Spectre"-Fix for Lenovo y50-70

Hello,

 

I do not have any particular insight into how Lenovo decides to release updated firmware, but the last update of https://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/solutions/len-18282 contained some, so it seems clear they are still working on getting firmware updates out to customers.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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