openSUSE Security Update : ucode-intel (openSUSE-2018-4) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105637


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This 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)


Update the affected ucode-intel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105637

File Name: openSUSE-2018-4.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/08

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ucode-intel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ucode-intel-blob, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ucode-intel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:ucode-intel-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020