SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ucode-intel (SUSE-SU-2018:0708-1) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 108450
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The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


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 OpenStack Cloud 6:zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-6-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-479=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-479=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 108450

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0708-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/19/2018

Updated: 4/15/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

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: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ucode-intel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ucode-intel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ucode-intel-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 3/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020