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[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2019:2710-1: moderate: Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker
openSUSE Security Update: Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2019:2710-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1117665 #1139073
Cross-References: CVE-2018-12207 CVE-2019-11135
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 15.1
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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

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15-SP1:Update update project.


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE 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:

- openSUSE Leap 15.1:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2019-2710=1



Package List:

- openSUSE Leap 15.1 (x86_64):

spectre-meltdown-checker-0.43-lp151.3.3.1


References:

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

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