Slackware 14.2 : Slackware 14.2 kernel (SSA:2018-037-01) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106632

Synopsis

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description

New kernel packages are available for Slackware 14.2 to mitigate the speculative side channel attack known as Spectre variant 2.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?e5df2621

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106632

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2018-037-01.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 2018/02/07

Updated: 2019/07/09

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:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-generic, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-generic-smp, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-huge, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-huge-smp, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-modules, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-modules-smp, p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:kernel-source, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:14.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

SSA: 2018-037-01

IAVA: 2018-A-0020