ESB-2018.0048 - [SUSE] kernel-firmware: Access privileged data - Existing account 2018-01-04

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                               ESB-2018.0048
         SUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware
                              4 January 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           kernel-firmware
Publisher:         SUSE
Operating System:  SUSE
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-5715  

Reference:         ASB-2018.0002.2
                   ESB-2018.0046
                   ESB-2018.0044
                   ESB-2018.0042

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2018/suse-su-20180008-1/

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   SUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware
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Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2018:0008-1
Rating:             important
References:         #1068032 
Cross-References:   CVE-2017-5715
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2
                    SUSE Container as a Service Platform ALL
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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 a attack on the branch predictor that could lead to
   information disclosure from e.g. kernel memory (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715).


Patch Instructions:

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

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2018-8=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-8=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-8=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-8=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-8=1

   - SUSE Container as a Service Platform ALL:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2018-8=1

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


Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2 (noarch):

      kernel-firmware-20170530-21.16.1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (noarch):

      kernel-firmware-20170530-21.16.1
      ucode-amd-20170530-21.16.1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2 (noarch):

      kernel-firmware-20170530-21.16.1
      ucode-amd-20170530-21.16.1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (noarch):

      kernel-firmware-20170530-21.16.1
      ucode-amd-20170530-21.16.1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2 (noarch):

      kernel-firmware-20170530-21.16.1
      ucode-amd-20170530-21.16.1

   - SUSE Container as a Service Platform ALL (noarch):

      kernel-firmware-20170530-21.16.1


References:

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

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