SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2019:14217-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 150660
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES11 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2019:14217-1 advisory.

- 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)

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

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 microcode_ctl package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1139073

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1141035

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1155988

http://www.nessus.org/u?4939a115

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11135

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11139

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 150660

File Name: suse_SU-2019-14217-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 6/10/2021

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:suse_linux:microcode_ctl, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 11/13/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2019

Reference Information

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

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2019:14217-1