openSUSE Security Update : qemu (openSUSE-2018-489) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 110063
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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This update for qemu fixes several issues.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2018-3639: Spectre v4 vulnerability mitigation support for KVM guests (bsc#1092885).

Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.

This patch permits the new x86 cpu feature flag named 'ssbd' to be presented to the guest, given that the host has this feature, and KVM exposes it to the guest as well.

For this feature to be enabled please use the qemu commandline

-cpu $MODEL,+spec-ctrl,+ssbd so the guest OS can take advantage of the feature.

spec-ctrl and ssbd support is also required in the host.

This non-security issue was fixed :

- bsc#1070615: Add new look up path 'sys/class/tpm' for tpm cancel path

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP3:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected qemu packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1070615

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1092885

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110063

File Name: openSUSE-2018-489.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/24/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-arm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-arm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-dmg, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-dmg-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-iscsi-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-rbd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-ssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-block-ssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-extra, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-extra-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-guest-agent-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-ipxe, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-ksm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-linux-user, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-linux-user-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-linux-user-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-ppc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-ppc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-s390, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-s390-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-seabios, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-sgabios, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-testsuite, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-vgabios, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-x86, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:qemu-x86-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3639