SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2018:1759-1) (Spectre)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110621
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for microcode_ctl fixes the following security issue :
- CVE-2017-5715: Prevent unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access caused by speculative execution and indirect branch prediction (bsc#1095735)
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.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-microcode_ctl-13664=1