RHEL 7 : linux-firmware (RHSA-2023:7513)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186319

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2023:7513 advisory.

- A side channel vulnerability on some of the AMD CPUs may allow an attacker to influence the return address prediction. This may result in speculative execution at an attacker-controlled?address, potentially leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2023-20569)

- An issue in Zen 2 CPUs, under specific microarchitectural circumstances, may allow an attacker to potentially access sensitive information. (CVE-2023-20593)

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-20569

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-20593

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:7513

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186319

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-7513.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/27/2023

Updated: 2/27/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

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-2023-20593

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl100-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl1000-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl105-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl135-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl2000-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl2030-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl3160-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl3945-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl4965-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl5000-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl5150-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl6000-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl6000g2a-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl6000g2b-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl6050-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:iwl7260-firmware, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:linux-firmware

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20569, CVE-2023-20593

CWE: 1239

RHSA: 2023:7513