SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2018:0705-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 108449


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This update for ucode-intel fixes the following issues: The Intel CPU microcode version was updated to version 20180312. This update enables the IBPB+IBRS based mitigations of the Spectre v2 flaws (boo#1085207 CVE-2017-5715)

- New Platforms

- BDX-DE EGW A0 6-56-5:10 e000009

- SKX B1 6-55-3:97 1000140

- Updates

- SNB D2 6-2a-7:12 29->2d

- JKT C1 6-2d-6:6d 619->61c

- JKT C2 6-2d-7:6d 710->713

- IVB E2 6-3a-9:12 1c->1f

- IVT C0 6-3e-4:ed 428->42c

- IVT D1 6-3e-7:ed 70d->713

- HSW Cx/Dx 6-3c-3:32 22->24

- HSW-ULT Cx/Dx 6-45-1:72 20->23

- CRW Cx 6-46-1:32 17->19

- HSX C0 6-3f-2:6f 3a->3c

- HSX-EX E0 6-3f-4:80 0f->11

- BDW-U/Y E/F 6-3d-4:c0 25->2a

- BDW-H E/G 6-47-1:22 17->1d

- BDX-DE V0/V1 6-56-2:10 0f->15

- BDW-DE V2 6-56-3:10 700000d->7000012

- BDW-DE Y0 6-56-4:10 f00000a->f000011

- SKL-U/Y D0 6-4e-3:c0 ba->c2

- SKL R0 6-5e-3:36 ba->c2

- KBL-U/Y H0 6-8e-9:c0 62->84

- KBL B0 6-9e-9:2a 5e->84

- CFL D0 6-8e-a:c0 70->84

- CFL U0 6-9e-a:22 70->84

- CFL B0 6-9e-b:02 72->84

- SKX H0 6-55-4:b7 2000035->2000043

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.


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-13514=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-microcode_ctl-13514=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-microcode_ctl-13514=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108449

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0705-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/19

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: 2018/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020