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Onepamopa
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REQUEST - Add IdeaPad Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

Hello Lenovo team,

 

We, the users of IdeaPad Y510P hereby request our laptops not be exclued from the security updates regarding Spectre/Meltdown.

 

This is a serious issue and we need a serious support from your side.

CrypticLottery
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Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

Sorry to be vague, but there are a lot of lenovo devices with the moniker "Y510", so I don't want to presume. If you provide the MT (four digit code), it'll help me to identify your machine. Might be 20217 or 6494 or maybe something else.

 

But have you looked at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 to see if your machine is listed there? There are a lot of machines that had their updates pulled and a lot of machines that have updates pending. This may explain why you don't see any updates yet.

Onepamopa
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Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!


@CrypticLottery wrote:

Sorry to be vague, but there are a lot of lenovo devices with the moniker "Y510", so I don't want to presume. If you provide the MT (four digit code), it'll help me to identify your machine. Might be 20217 or 6494 or maybe something else.

 

But have you looked at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/LEN-18282 to see if your machine is listed there? There are a lot of machines that had their updates pulled and a lot of machines that have updates pending. This may explain why you don't see any updates yet.


 

Hello,

 

I have edited the subject and message. I'm refering to IdeaPad Y510P. Mine is 20217.

I checked the link provided, my model is not listed there, which is why I request it.

CrypticLottery
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Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

So, looking through the Lenovo EoL (End of Life) portal - https://download.lenovo.com/eol/

 

I don't see either the Y410p or Y510p listed and presumably the difference is the size of the screen (14" versus 15"), as this is Lenovo's usual nomenclature. Also the Y510p has a number-pad, so it is considerably wider than the Y410p.

 

I know that there was some confusion in another part of the forums that Lenovo hadn't listed any patches for the T420 series and it wasn't listed in their EoL database. Eventually they were listed in that security KB article, so presumably the Y510p will show up.

 

I mean, this can't be a easy task for any company to go through six or more years of all their products, see if Intel has released patches, see if the product is vulnerable and test if a patch is compatible (I guess not in that order, but i'm too lazy to edit).

 

Also - it really doesn't matter at this time, Intel has pretty much pulled all their microcode updates they issued due to stability issues, so no one is getting patches. And I just read a new article (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/22/intel_spectre_fix_linux/) that Intel is apparently going to require CPU buyers to "opt-in" to the Spectre fix for new CPUs that they release, so they won't come out of the box patched.

Onepamopa
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Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

Excuse me but having paid a lot of money for this laptop, I don't think its fair for lenovo to not push updates... This will mean a LOT of users will be unprotected, do you think these users will come back and buy another Lenovo laptop, fully knowing that Lenovo will forget about it in a few years...?

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Message 6 of 25

Re: REQUEST - Add IdeaPad Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

Hello,

 

The advisory at https://support.lenovo.com/uu/en/solutions/len-18282 gets updated every couple of days, so please check back periodically if your system is not listed.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee.

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JDGillis
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Message 7 of 25

Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

I think you're misunderstanding who is responsible for the delay in releasing the updates, because Lenovo, along with all the other computer manufacturers, are waiting for CPU manufacturers like Intel to release the updated microcode patches for their CPUs.   

Onepamopa
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Message 8 of 25

Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!


@JDGillis wrote:

I think you're misunderstanding who is responsible for the delay in releasing the updates, because Lenovo, along with all the other computer manufacturers, are waiting for CPU manufacturers like Intel to release the updated microcode patches for their CPUs.   


I'm well aware who provides the microcode, the important thing is for us to receive it via bios update.

JDGillis
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Message 9 of 25

Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

I am pretty sure that once Lenovo receives more information from Intel etc. they will update the information for their customers as well, but until then, everyone is kind of in limbo.

Onepamopa
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Message 10 of 25

Re: REQUEST - Add Y510P for meltdown/spectre bios update !!!

Well, I still don't see the model added in the list.

Is there anyone we should contact about this?

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