GCC 7.3 released, with Spectre Variant2 for x86/ppc

Subject: GCC 7.3 Released
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:41:30 +0100 (CET)
To: gcc-announce@gcc.gnu.org, gcc@gcc.gnu.org, info-gnu@gnu.org

The GNU Compiler Collection version 7.3 has been released.

GCC 7.3 is a bug-fix release from the GCC 7 branch containing important fixes for regressions and serious bugs in GCC 7.2 with more than 99 bugs fixed since the previous release.

This release includes code generation options to mitigate Spectre Variant 2 (CVE 2017-5715) for the x86 and powerpc targets.


PS: Microsoft updated MSC earlier. I’m not sure about status of Intel C Compiler or ARM C compiler. CLang has some changes in the pipeline:



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