openSUSE Security Update : kernel-firmware (openSUSE-2018-9) (Spectre)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105642
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update for kernel-firmware fixes the following issues :
- Add microcode_amd_fam17h.bin (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)
This new firmware disables branch prediction on AMD family 17h processor to mitigate an attack on the branch predictor that could lead to information disclosure from e.g. kernel memory (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715).
This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.
SolutionUpdate the affected kernel-firmware packages.