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[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2018:0026-1: important: Security update for kernel-firmware
openSUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2018:0026-1
Rating: important
References: #1068032
Cross-References: CVE-2017-5715
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 42.2
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An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:

This update for kernel-firmware fixes the following issues:

- Add microcode_amd_fam17h.bin (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)

This new firmware disables branch prediction on AMD family 17h processor
to mitigate an attack on the branch predictor that could lead to
information disclosure from e.g. kernel memory (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE Leap 42.2:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2018-9=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- openSUSE Leap 42.2 (noarch):

kernel-firmware-20170530-7.12.1
ucode-amd-20170530-7.12.1


References:

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5715.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/1068032

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