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20 December 2019

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2019.4730
               Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker
                             20 December 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
        ---------------------------------

Product:           spectre-meltdown-checker
Publisher:         SUSE
Operating System:  SUSE
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service      -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-11135 CVE-2018-12207 

Reference:         ASB-2019.0330
                   ASB-2019.0322
                   ESB-2019.4676
                   ESB-2019.4584
                   ESB-2019.4508

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2019/suse-su-20193348-1.html
   https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2019/suse-su-20193340-1.html

Comment: This bulletin contains two (2) SUSE security advisories.

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SUSE Security Update: Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker

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Announcement ID:   SUSE-SU-2019:3348-1
Rating:            moderate
References:        #1117665 #1139073
Cross-References:  CVE-2018-12207 CVE-2019-11135
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1
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An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

This update for spectre-meltdown-checker fixes the following issues:
- - feat: implement TAA detection (CVE-2019-11135 bsc#1139073) - feat: implement
MCEPSC / iTLB Multihit detection (CVE-2018-12207 bsc#1117665) - feat: taa: add
TSX_CTRL MSR detection in hardware info - feat: fwdb: use both Intel GitHub
repo and MCEdb to build our firmware version database - feat: use --live with
- --kernel/--config/--map to override file detection in live mode - enh: rework
the vuln logic of MDS with --paranoid (fixes #307) - enh: explain that Enhanced
IBRS is better for performance than classic IBRS - enh: kernel: autodetect
customized arch kernels from cmdline - enh: kernel decompression: better
tolerance against missing tools - enh: mock: implement reading from /proc/
cmdline - fix: variant3a: Silvermont CPUs are not vulnerable to variant 3a -
fix: lockdown: detect Red Hat locked down kernels (impacts MSR writes) - fix:
lockdown: detect locked down mode in vanilla 5.4+ kernels - fix: sgx: on locked
down kernels, fallback to CPUID bit for detection - fix: fwdb: builtin version
takes precedence if the local cached version is older - fix: pteinv: don't
check kernel image if not available - fix: silence useless error from grep
(fixes #322) - fix: msr: fix msr module detection under Ubuntu 19.10 (fixes #
316) - fix: mocking value for read_msr - chore: rename mcedb cmdline parameters
to fwdb, and change db version scheme - chore: fwdb: update to
v130.20191104+i20191027 - chore: add GitHub check workflow

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation
methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2019-3348=1

Package List:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1 (x86_64):
       spectre-meltdown-checker-0.43-3.3.1


References:

  o https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-12207.html
  o https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11135.html
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1117665
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1139073

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SUSE Security Update: Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker

______________________________________________________________________________

Announcement ID:   SUSE-SU-2019:3340-1
Rating:            moderate
References:        #1117665 #1139073
Cross-References:  CVE-2018-12207 CVE-2019-11135
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5
______________________________________________________________________________

An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

This update for spectre-meltdown-checker fixes the following issues:

  o version 0.43 - feat: implement TAA detection (CVE-2019-11135 bsc#1139073) -
    feat: implement MCEPSC / iTLB Multihit detection (CVE-2018-12207 bsc#
    1117665) - feat: taa: add TSX_CTRL MSR detection in hardware info - feat:
    fwdb: use both Intel GitHub repo and MCEdb to build our firmware version
    database - feat: use --live with --kernel/--config/--map to override file
    detection in live mode - enh: rework the vuln logic of MDS with --paranoid
    (fixes #307) - enh: explain that Enhanced IBRS is better for performance
    than classic IBRS - enh: kernel: autodetect customized arch kernels from
    cmdline - enh: kernel decompression: better tolerance against missing tools
    - enh: mock: implement reading from /proc/cmdline - fix: variant3a:
    Silvermont CPUs are not vulnerable to variant 3a - fix: lockdown: detect
    Red Hat locked down kernels (impacts MSR writes) - fix: lockdown: detect
    locked down mode in vanilla 5.4+ kernels - fix: sgx: on locked down
    kernels, fallback to CPUID bit for detection - fix: fwdb: builtin version
    takes precedence if the local cached version is older - fix: pteinv: don't
    check kernel image if not available - fix: silence useless error from grep
    (fixes #322) - fix: msr: fix msr module detection under Ubuntu 19.10 (fixes
    #316) - fix: mocking value for read_msr - chore: rename mcedb cmdline
    parameters to fwdb, and change db version scheme - chore: fwdb: update to
    v130.20191104+i20191027 - chore: add GitHub check workflow

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation
methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2019-3340=1

Package List:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (x86_64):
       spectre-meltdown-checker-0.43-3.3.1


References:

  o https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-12207.html
  o https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-11135.html
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1117665
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1139073

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