Oracle Linux 9 : microcode_ctl (ELSA-2023-12724)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 179842

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 9 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2023-12724 advisory.

- Information exposure through microarchitectural state after transient execution in certain vector execution units for some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-40982)

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://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2023-12724.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 179842

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2023-12724.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/15/2023

Updated: 9/18/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40982

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:9:2:baseos_patch, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:9, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:microcode_ctl, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:9::baseos_latest

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/15/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40982