Debian DLA-1506-1 : intel-microcode security update (Foreshadow) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117502

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Security researchers identified speculative execution side-channel methods which have the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from multiple types of computing devices with different vendors’
processors and operating systems.

This update requires an update to the intel-microcode package, which is non-free. It is related to DLA-1446-1 and adds more mitigations for additional types of Intel processors.

For more information please also read the official Intel security advisories at :

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel
-s a-00088.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel
-s a-00115.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel
-s a-00161.html

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.20180807a.1~deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your intel-microcode packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected intel-microcode package.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00017.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/intel-microcode

http://www.nessus.org/u?de814043

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117502

File Name: debian_DLA-1506.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/17

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:intel-microcode, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-3640, CVE-2018-3646