Fedora 27 : 2:qemu (2018-9f02e5ed7b) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110951

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Add new CPU features for CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2018-3639 On Intel x86 hosts, the 'ssbd' feature must be explicitly added to any virtual machines that are not using host-passthrough/host-model CPU setup. NB this requires new microcode too, which is not yet available in Fedora microcode_ctl RPMs. On AMD x86 hosts, the 'virt-ssbd' feature must be explicitly added to any virtual machines that are not using host-passthrough/host-model CPU setup. There is no microcode dependency for AMD as this is a virtualized CPUID feature. In both cases, kernel >= 4.16.10-301 is required on the host and guest in order to activate the fix.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
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Solution

Update the affected 2:qemu package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-9f02e5ed7b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110951

File Name: fedora_2018-9f02e5ed7b.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/09

Modified: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.9

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:2:qemu, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-3639