openSUSE Security Update : spectre-meltdown-checker (openSUSE-2019-2710)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 132516

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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This update for spectre-meltdown-checker fixes the following issues :

- feat: implement TAA detection (CVE-2019-11135 bsc#1139073)

- feat: implement MCEPSC / iTLB Multihit detection (CVE-2018-12207 bsc#1117665)

- feat: taa: add TSX_CTRL MSR detection in hardware info

- feat: fwdb: use both Intel GitHub repo and MCEdb to build our firmware version database

- feat: use --live with --kernel/--config/--map to override file detection in live mode

- enh: rework the vuln logic of MDS with --paranoid (fixes #307)

- enh: explain that Enhanced IBRS is better for performance than classic IBRS

- enh: kernel: autodetect customized arch kernels from cmdline

- enh: kernel decompression: better tolerance against missing tools

- enh: mock: implement reading from /proc/cmdline

- fix: variant3a: Silvermont CPUs are not vulnerable to variant 3a

- fix: lockdown: detect Red Hat locked down kernels (impacts MSR writes)

- fix: lockdown: detect locked down mode in vanilla 5.4+ kernels

- fix: sgx: on locked down kernels, fallback to CPUID bit for detection

- fix: fwdb: builtin version takes precedence if the local cached version is older

- fix: pteinv: don't check kernel image if not available

- fix: silence useless error from grep (fixes #322)

- fix: msr: fix msr module detection under Ubuntu 19.10 (fixes #316)

- fix: mocking value for read_msr

- chore: rename mcedb cmdline parameters to fwdb, and change db version scheme

- chore: fwdb: update to v130.20191104+i20191027

- chore: add GitHub check workflow

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15-SP1:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected spectre-meltdown-checker package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1117665

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1139073

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132516

File Name: openSUSE-2019-2710.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/31/2019

Updated: 1/2/2020

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:novell:opensuse:spectre-meltdown-checker, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/30/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/14/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12207, CVE-2019-11135