SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2018:1759-1) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110621

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This 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.

Solution

To 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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1095735

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5715.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?ab7fbe09

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110621

File Name: suse_SU-2018-1759-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/20

Modified: 2018/09/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.1

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:P/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: 2018/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715

IAVA: 2018-A-0020