Amazon Linux 2 : microcode_ctl / kernel (ALAS-2019-1364)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 131082
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

This security update is only applicable to EC2 Bare Metal instance types using Intel processors.

Intel has released microcode updates for certain Intel CPUs. After installing the updated microcode_ctl package, the microcode will be automatically activated on next boot.

Improper conditions check in the voltage modulation interface for some Intel Xeon Scalable Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable denial of service via local access.(CVE-2019-11139)

TSX Asynchronous Abort condition on some CPUs utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access.(CVE-2019-11135)

Solution

Run 'yum update microcode_ctl' to update your system.

Run 'yum update kernel' and reboot to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1364.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 131082

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1364.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/18/2019

Updated: 12/13/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11135

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7

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:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:microcode_ctl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:microcode_ctl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/14/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11135, CVE-2019-11139

ALAS: 2019-1364