SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ucode-intel (SUSE-SU-2018:0006-1) (Spectre)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105539
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for ucode-intel fixes the following issues: The CPU microcode for Haswell-X, Skylake-X and Broadwell-X chipsets was updated to report both branch prediction control via CPUID flag and ability to control branch prediction via an MSR register. This update is part of a mitigation for a branch predictor based information disclosure attack, and needs additional code in the Linux Kernel to be active (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)
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SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-6-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-7=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-7=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.