Fedora 31 : 2:microcode_ctl (2020-d5941ea479)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 143228



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Update to upstream 2.1-31. 20201118

- Removal of 06-8c-01/0x80 (TGL-UP3/UP4 B1) microcode at revision 0x68[1];

- Update of 06-7a-01/0x01 (GLK B0) microcode from revision 0x32 up to 0x34[2].

[1] The microcode has been removed after reports of system hangs:
https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-Files/is sues/44

[2] Addresses CVE-2020-8695 for this platform.

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


Update the affected 2:microcode_ctl package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 143228

File Name: fedora_2020-d5941ea479.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/24/2020

Updated: 2/8/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8695


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:2:microcode_ctl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:31

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8695