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Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-03-30, 5:22 AM

Hi!

 

Recently Spectre fixing BIOS patch F1KT73A was released for ThinkCentre Edge 72. Web page and change history states that only Ivy Bridge microcode patch was included.

So, what about Sandy Bridge? We have different models with Sandy i3-2130 and with Ivy i3-3240.

According to Intel's Microcode Update Guidance, Sandy Bridge fix was released too.

 

Are there any Lenovo plans to release BIOS containing both Sandy and Ivy microcodes soon?

We just want to protect all our workstations, not just half of them...

 

 

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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-03-30, 6:00 AM
Same problem
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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-03-30, 13:08 PM

I have the same problem with my M91p tower that uses Sandy Bridge.

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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-04-01, 3:43 AM

Hi! O uldated my firmware Motherboard, and solved my problem

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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-04-01, 12:00 PM

Hello,

 

According to the revision history section of the LEN-18282 security advisory, the document has been thorugh 37 revisions, 14 of those from last month.  Lenovo is releasing new firmware as quickly as they can, but keep in mind that it does take some time for them to test and verify those updates.

 

I would suggest checking the security advisory every few days to see when the models you are looking for get added.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-04-02, 10:22 AM
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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-04-26, 20:12 PM

 wrote:  According to the revision history section of the LEN-18282 security advisory, the document has been thorugh 37 revisions, 14 of those from last month.  Lenovo is releasing new firmware as quickly as they can, but keep in mind that it does take some time for them to test and verify those updates.

 

I would suggest checking the security advisory every few days to see when the models you are looking for get added.


It's been a month since the patched BIOS for Edge 72 (Ivy) was released, but still nothing in the above security advisory for a Edge 72 (Sandy Bridge) BIOS patch, and nothing for a M91p (Sandy Bridge) BIOS patch.  I have been checking a couple times a week.  I run a financial application on a M91p, and not having the Spectre patch is concerning. 

 

Update:  Intel has had microcode for Sandy Bridge with Spectre fix since before April 2, 2018.

 

 

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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-04-30, 13:55 PM

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 wrote:  According to the revision history section of the LEN-18282 security advisory, the document has been thorugh 37 revisions, 14 of those from last month.  Lenovo is releasing new firmware as quickly as they can, but keep in mind that it does take some time for them to test and verify those updates.

 

I would suggest checking the security advisory every few days to see when the models you are looking for get added.


It's been a month since the patched BIOS for Edge 72 (Ivy) was released, but still nothing in the above security advisory for a Edge 72 (Sandy Bridge) BIOS patch, and nothing for a M91p (Sandy Bridge) BIOS patch.  I have been checking a couple times a week.  I run a financial application on a M91p, and not having the Spectre patch is concerning. 

 

Update:  Intel has had microcode for Sandy Bridge with Spectre fix since before April 2, 2018.

 


My sincerest apologies, Mr. Goretsky, for my ham-fisted way I questioned your post, I am clearly no diplomat.  I have no doubt it was entirely relevant when it was made.  As a ThinkCentre advocate, I simply wish to move along the process, but I am reminded that Lenovo has a lot of BIOS' to update, and need to be patient. 

 

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Re: Spectre BIOS patch for ThinkCentre Edge72 - what about Sandy Bridge?

2018-05-01, 11:58 AM

Hello,

 

No worries.  Lenovo has a large back catalog of systems to investigate compatibility on, so it will likely take some time before everything is patched.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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