Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL7.x x86_64 (20180626) (Spectre)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 110720
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor designs have implemented speculative execution of Load & Store instructions (a commonly used performance optimization). It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory read from address to which a recent memory write has occurred may see an older value and subsequently cause an update into the microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.
(CVE-2018-3639)

Note: This is the qemu-kvm side of the CVE-2018-3639 mitigation that includes support for guests running on hosts with AMD processors.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?9e625e81

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110720

File Name: sl_20180626_qemu_kvm_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/27/2018

Updated: 4/15/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/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:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/26/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/22/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3639