SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2018:0007-1) (Spectre)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105540
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for qemu fixes the following issues: A new feature was added :
- Support EPYC vCPU type (bsc#1052825 fate#324038) Also a mitigation for a security problem has been applied :
- CVE-2017-5715: QEMU was updated to allow passing through new MSR and CPUID flags from the host VM to the CPU, to allow enabling/disabling branch prediction features in the Intel CPU. (bsc#1068032)
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-9=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-9=1
SUSE Container as a Service Platform ALL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2018-9=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.