Spectre variant 2 - no microcode

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Jerjaste
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Spectre variant 2 - no microcode

Postby Jerjaste » 2018/01/22 03:07:22

Hello, I have updated my CentOS 7 box. I ran the Spectre vulnerability checker and it reports that I am still vulnerable to the variant 2.

There is no microcode update available for this CPU, so my question is: how much in danger am I when using this computer (I am using it as a desktop, NOT as a server)?

Most important question about it:
Will a Javascript or some other exploit somewhere be able to completely read all the data in my computer's memory and thus steal all the files that I have open?


Thanks in advance.