01-10-2018 02:57 PM - edited 01-11-2018 08:37 AM
Will I need to update my IdeaCentre 710-25ISH motherboard's BIOS for Spectre vulnerabilities?
I read here in the Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel a Lenovo Security Advisory: LEN-18282
Variant 2: Branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715)?
So does "Requires processor microcode updates" = motherboard BIOS update?
Also I see a line of infomation of stating in the product impact section
Product: IdeaCentre 700
Minimum Version Required to Fix: FWKT86A
Link to Update: http://support.lenovo.com/downloads/DS104868
Last Updated: 1/7/2018
I am posting here today because Monday Jan. 8 '18 I was told by Lenovo Support over the phone "there should be no need to update the motherboard BIOS".
01-16-2018 08:28 AM
Well I bit the bullet and installed the new BIOS FWKT86A.
I know all to well that flashing through windows is the riskiest way to flash a BIOS.
What do you think is the safest way to flash a BIOS on Lenovo systems?
01-17-2018 03:02 AM
My recommendation is to always follow Lenovo's exact instructions. They may vary from model to model, so be sure to read them carefully before updating the BIOS or UEFI firmware.
01-22-2018 10:28 AM - edited 01-22-2018 10:37 AM
No. It was not safe for my H430 last year that led it to being bricked.
BIOS update maybe automatically done on workstations and can tell you it was not or ever updated automatically of any of my Lenovo systems.
01-22-2018 11:37 AM - edited 01-22-2018 11:40 AM
Sooooo, why does the Lenovo Security Advisory LEN-18282 page now say "Updating - temporarily unavailable" under the CLIENT SYSTEMS for my IdeaCentre 700?
What did I miss? I updated to the BIOS FWKT86A that was listed there a week ago ... all seem to working fine on my 710-25ISH? What's the reason for pulling it?
01-22-2018 11:47 AM
I think they withdrawed them again! I'v read on another website that there are again some problems on updated BIOS-es! That's insane! How is it even possible? Intel should be more responsible for their problems.
01-22-2018 12:17 PM - edited 01-22-2018 10:09 PM
I did hear about unexpected reboots thing.
But everything is running as expected on my
Lenovo 710-25ISH IdeaCentre with a i5-6400 Skylake ~ Win10 H 64 1709
Lenovo 3642 Motherboard Intel H170 ~ BIOS Ver. FWKT86A 1/2/2018
FSP Group FSP250-30AGBAA 250w 80 Plus Bronze
EVGA 04G-P4-6251-KR GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Reference Card
G.SKILL F4-2400C15Q-4GNT Value DDR4 4x4GB Kit (Running 2133) SDRAM
Seagate ST1000DX001-SSHD-8GB Hybrid Drive 1TB + Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda HDD 1TB
Pioneer BDR-209M Blu-ray Burner
Lenovo LS2221 Wide 21.5" LED TFT Monitor via DVI-D + Samsung LN26A450C1D 26'' TV via HDMI
Creative GigaWorks T20 series II
Root Cause of Reboot Issue Identified; Updated Guidance for Customers and Partners - Intel Newsroom January 22, 2018