SUSE SLES12 Security Update : ucode-intel (SUSE-SU-2020:1595-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 137610
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The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for ucode-intel fixes the following issues :

Updated Intel CPU Microcode to 20200602 (prerelease) (bsc#1172466)

This update contains security mitigations for :

CVE-2020-0543: Fixed a side channel attack against special registers which could have resulted in leaking of read values to cores other than the one which called it. This attack is known as Special Register Buffer Data Sampling (SRBDS) or 'CrossTalk' (bsc#1154824).

CVE-2020-0548,CVE-2020-0549: Additional ucode updates were supplied to mitigate the Vector Register and L1D Eviction Sampling aka 'CacheOutAttack' attacks. (bsc#1156353)

Microcode Table :

Processor Identifier Version Products Model Stepping F-MO-S/PI Old->New

---- new platforms ----------------------------------------

---- updated platforms ------------------------------------ HSW C0 6-3c-3/32 00000027->00000028 Core Gen4 BDW-U/Y E0/F0 6-3d-4/c0 0000002e->0000002f Core Gen5 HSW-U C0/D0 6-45-1/72 00000025->00000026 Core Gen4 HSW-H C0 6-46-1/32 0000001b->0000001c Core Gen4 BDW-H/E3 E0/G0 6-47-1/22 00000021->00000022 Core Gen5 SKL-U/Y D0 6-4e-3/c0 000000d6->000000dc Core Gen6 Mobile SKL-U23e K1 6-4e-3/c0 000000d6->000000dc Core Gen6 Mobile SKX-SP B1 6-55-3/97 01000151->01000157 Xeon Scalable SKX-SP H0/M0/U0 6-55-4/b7 02000065->02006906 Xeon Scalable SKX-D M1 6-55-4/b7 02000065->02006906 Xeon D-21xx CLX-SP B0 6-55-6/bf 0400002c->04002f01 Xeon Scalable Gen2 CLX-SP B1 6-55-7/bf 0500002c->04002f01 Xeon Scalable Gen2 SKL-H/S R0/N0 6-5e-3/36 000000d6->000000dc Core Gen6; Xeon E3 v5 AML-Y22 H0 6-8e-9/10 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen8 Mobile KBL-U/Y H0 6-8e-9/c0 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen7 Mobile CFL-U43e D0 6-8e-a/c0 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen8 Mobile WHL-U W0 6-8e-b/d0 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen8 Mobile AML-Y42 V0 6-8e-c/94 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen10 Mobile CML-Y42 V0 6-8e-c/94 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen10 Mobile WHL-U V0 6-8e-c/94 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen8 Mobile KBL-G/H/S/E3 B0 6-9e-9/2a 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen7; Xeon E3 v6 CFL-H/S/E3 U0 6-9e-a/22 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen8 Desktop, Mobile, Xeon E CFL-S B0 6-9e-b/02 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen8 CFL-H/S P0 6-9e-c/22 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen9 CFL-H R0 6-9e-d/22 000000ca->000000d6 Core Gen9 Mobile

Also contains the Intel CPU Microcode update to 20200520 :

Processor Identifier Version Products Model Stepping F-MO-S/PI Old->New

---- new platforms ----------------------------------------

---- updated platforms ------------------------------------ SNB-E/EN/EP C1/M0 6-2d-6/6d 0000061f->00000621 Xeon E3/E5, Core X SNB-E/EN/EP C2/M1 6-2d-7/6d 00000718->0000071a Xeon E3/E5, Core X

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Crowbar-8-2020-1595=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-8-2020-1595=1

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-7-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP3-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP2-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-BCL-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-LTSS :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2020-1595=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2020-1595=1

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-Storage-5-2020-1595=1

HPE Helion Openstack 8 :

zypper in -t patch HPE-Helion-OpenStack-8-2020-1595=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 137610

File Name: suse_SU-2020-1595-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/18/2020

Updated: 1/13/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ucode-intel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ucode-intel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ucode-intel-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-0543, CVE-2020-0548, CVE-2020-0549