Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 / 21.04 : Intel Microcode vulnerabilities (USN-4628-3)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 149521

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 20.10 / 21.04 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-4628-3 advisory.

- Observable discrepancy in the RAPL interface for some Intel(R) Processors may allow a privileged user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2020-8695)

- Improper removal of sensitive information before storage or transfer in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2020-8696)

- Improper isolation of shared resources in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2020-8698)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected intel-microcode package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4628-3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 149521

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4628-3.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/17/2021

Updated: 5/17/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8698

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1

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: 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: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:intel-microcode

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-8695, CVE-2020-8696, CVE-2020-8698

USN: 4628-3