SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kvm (SUSE-SU-2018:0039-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105684

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for kvm fixes the following issues: A security flaw mitigation 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) Also a security fix has been applied :

- CVE-2017-2633: Fix various out of bounds access issues in the QEMU vnc infrastructure (bsc#1026612)

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-kvm-13397=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-kvm-13397=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1026612

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068032

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-2633/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5715/

http://www.nessus.org/u?4b794d1d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105684

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0039-1.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/09

Updated: 2019/09/10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kvm, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2633, CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020