[El-errata] ELEA-2018-2397 Oracle Linux 7 microcode_ctl bug fix and enhancement update

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Oracle Linux Enhancement Advisory ELEA-2018-2397


The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- Remove upstream disclaimer file.
- Add UEK versions with Broadwell safeguard code to safe version list.

- Add 7.3.z kernel version to kernel_early configuration.

- Fix dracut module checks in Host-Only mode.

- Disable 06-4f-01 microcode in config (#1623630).

- Drop "hypervisor" /proc/cpuinfo flag check.
- Intel CPU microcode update to 20180807a.
- Add README.caveats documentation file.
- Add intel-microcode2ucode manual page.
- Add check for early microcode load, use it in microcode_ctl dracut module.
- Check that the currently running kernel is installed before
   running dracut -f.

- Add an ability to disable "hypervisor" /proc/cpuinfo flag check.
- Intel CPU microcode update to 20180807.
- Resolves: #1614847.

- Provide %attr for the ghosted /lib/firmware.

- Remove model name blacklists from caveats configuration files.

- Add model name blacklist infrastructure.
- Store Intel ucode files in /usr/share/microcode_ctl; do not populate them
   in a virtualised environment.
- Resolves: #1576334

- Add infrastructure for handling kernel-version-dependant microcode.
- Resolves: #1576334

- Intel CPU microcode update to 20180703.
- Resolves: #1573456

- Fix: Operation not permitted when installing microcode_ctl
- CVE-2018-3639 hw: cpu: speculative store bypass
- Resolves: #1573456

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