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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 105637
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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: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/8/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 1/5/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020