Intel updated yesterday his microcode list to address an issue to resolve the known reboot problem.
The updated microcodes are (for now) only for Skylake systems (Desktop’s/Notebook’s) and it’s unclear if other (older) systems are following or not. The situation right now is really messed up because it takes a lot of time to merge such changes for OEM and to rollout these to the customers and yet again we get new BIOS updates.
Quantity over Quality
Because everyone was crying at Intel we got half-cooked solutions. Which means it could be possible that we get another update this year if there are other issues reported by customers.
- Intel-SA-00088 for Intel® NUC, Intel® Compute Stick, and Intel® Compute Card (Intel.com)
- Root Cause of Reboot Issue Identified; Updated Guidance for Customers and Partners (Intel.com)
- Speculative Execution and Indirect Branch Prediction Side Channel Analysis Method (Intel.com)
- Intel releases updated Spectre and Meltdown patches for Skylake systems (betanews.com)