SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2018:0068-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105764

Synopsis

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

Description

Update to Intel microcode version 20180108 (bsc#1075262 CVE-2017-5715)

- The pre-released microcode fixing some important security issues is now officially published (and included in the added tarball). Among other updates it contains :

- IVT C0 (06-3e-04:ed) 428->42a

- SKL-U/Y D0 (06-4e-03:c0) ba->c2

- BDW-U/Y E/F (06-3d-04:c0) 25->28

- HSW-ULT Cx/Dx (06-45-01:72) 20->21

- Crystalwell Cx (06-46-01:32) 17->18

- BDW-H E/G (06-47-01:22) 17->1b

- HSX-EX E0 (06-3f-04:80) 0f->10

- SKL-H/S R0 (06-5e-03:36) ba->c2

- HSW Cx/Dx (06-3c-03:32) 22->23

- HSX C0 (06-3f-02:6f) 3a->3b

- BDX-DE V0/V1 (06-56-02:10) 0f->14

- BDX-DE V2 (06-56-03:10) 700000d->7000011

- KBL-U/Y H0 (06-8e-09:c0) 62->80

- KBL Y0 / CFL D0 (06-8e-0a:c0) 70->80

- KBL-H/S B0 (06-9e-09:2a) 5e->80

- CFL U0 (06-9e-0a:22) 70->80

- CFL B0 (06-9e-0b:02) 72->80

- SKX H0 (06-55-04:b7) 2000035->200003c

- GLK B0 (06-7a-01:01) 1e->22

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-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-microcode_ctl-13406=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-microcode_ctl-13406=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-microcode_ctl-13406=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1075262

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?0bb3de65

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105764

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0068-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/12

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: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:microcode_ctl, 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: 2018/01/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020