Intel's Core M processor, in the Broadwell chip line. The company didn't say anything about a timeline for patches for pre- or post-Haswell and Broadwell CPUs, though. Once this initial phase of testing is completed, Intel will then release an updated patch that will [hopefully] not result in unexpected reboots for customers.
"We recommend that OEMs, cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment of current versions on specific platforms", Intel EVP Neil Shenoy writes, "as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior".More news: DMV accepting applications for optional "REAL ID" cards
Intel says that it has root-caused the issue on Haswell and Broadwell systems and that it has already issued a version of the fix to hardware partners, which are now testing it. Intel's official advisory to hardware partners hasn't changed: Don't issue anymore of the bugged update and start testing the new one.
Intel announced that it has made progress in correcting the issue causing random reboots in the fix for the Spectre vulnerability that it issued to hardware partners earlier. The flaws make it possible for hackers to access sensitive information, including passwords and encryption keys, from a chip's memory. It will be up to those companies to get the patches into the hands of us regular folks in the form of firmware updates.More news: Arab Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen launches Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen
One partner, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the channel's role is the talk with impacted customers and help them understand what steps are necessary for dealing with the Spectre and Meltdown exploits. To learn what updates you might need, see CNET's list of Spectre and Meltdown updates. The company has asked vendors to test these patch versions more quickly, to keep systems up to date, and to continue working with it to ensure customers are adequately protected.
The company says it has identified the problems behind the bug, which potentially leaves the Broadwell, Haswell, Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake, Skylake, and Ivy Bridge chip generations open to intrusion.More news: Mulvaney: Chances of government shutdown are '50-50′
On Sunday, Linus Torvalds, an influential software developer known for creating Linux, which underpins systems like Android and Chrome OS, repeatedly called the Meltdown updates "garbage" in a messages on Sunday.