ESB-2018.0115 - [SUSE] kernel-firmware: Access privileged data - Existing account 2018-01-10

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                               ESB-2018.0115
         SUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware
                              10 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-2018.0009
                   ASB-2018.0002.4
                   ESB-2018.0046
                   ESB-2018.0044
                   ESB-2018.0042

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2018/suse-su-20180051-1/

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   SUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware
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Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2018:0051-1
Rating:             important
References:         #1068032 
Cross-References:   CVE-2017-5715
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS
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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 enables the Indirect Branch Control (IBC) feature 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).


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 12-LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-37=1

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


Package List:

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

      kernel-firmware-20140807git-5.3.1
      ucode-amd-20140807git-5.3.1


References:

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

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