SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2018:0009-1) (Spectre)

2018-01-04T00:00:00
ID SUSE_SU-2018-0009-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-06-02T00:00:00

Description

This update for microcode_ctl fixes the following issues: Added microcode_amd_fam17h.bin (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715) This new firmware disables branch prediction on AMD family 17h processor. Also the CPU microcode for Intel Haswell-X, Skylake-X and Broadwell-X chipsets was updated to report both branch prediction control via CPUID flag and ability to control branch prediction via an MSR register. This update is part of a mitigation for a branch predictor based information disclosure attack, and needs additional code in the Linux Kernel to be active (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from SUSE update advisory SUSE-SU-2018:0009-1.
# The text itself is copyright (C) SUSE.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(105541);
  script_version("3.11");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/09/10 13:51:46");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-5715");
  script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2018-A-0020");

  script_name(english:"SUSE SLES11 Security Update : microcode_ctl (SUSE-SU-2018:0009-1) (Spectre)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"This update for microcode_ctl fixes the following issues: Added
microcode_amd_fam17h.bin (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715) This new firmware
disables branch prediction on AMD family 17h processor. Also the CPU
microcode for Intel Haswell-X, Skylake-X and Broadwell-X chipsets was
updated to report both branch prediction control via CPUID flag and
ability to control branch prediction via an MSR register. This update
is part of a mitigation for a branch predictor based information
disclosure attack, and needs additional code in the Linux Kernel to be
active (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1068032"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-5715/"
  );
  # https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2018/suse-su-20180009-1/
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?552cb8c2"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-microcode_ctl-13390=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
slessp3-microcode_ctl-13390=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch
sleposp3-microcode_ctl-13390=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:microcode_ctl");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/01/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/01/03");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2018/01/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"in_the_news", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"I");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2018-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"SuSE Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/SuSE/release", "Host/SuSE/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/SuSE/release");
if (isnull(release) || release !~ "^(SLED|SLES)") audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "SUSE");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "^(SLE(S|D)\d+)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "SUSE");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^(SLES11)$", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "SUSE SLES11", "SUSE " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/SuSE/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "x86_64" >!< cpu && "s390x" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "SUSE " + os_ver, cpu);
if (cpu >!< "i386|i486|i586|i686|x86_64") audit(AUDIT_ARCH_NOT, "i386 / i486 / i586 / i686 / x86_64", cpu);


sp = get_kb_item("Host/SuSE/patchlevel");
if (isnull(sp)) sp = "0";
if (os_ver == "SLES11" && (! preg(pattern:"^(3|4)$", string:sp))) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "SLES11 SP3/4", os_ver + " SP" + sp);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES11", sp:"4", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"microcode_ctl-1.17-102.83.6.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES11", sp:"4", cpu:"i586", reference:"microcode_ctl-1.17-102.83.6.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES11", sp:"3", cpu:"x86_64", reference:"microcode_ctl-1.17-102.83.6.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SLES11", sp:"3", cpu:"i586", reference:"microcode_ctl-1.17-102.83.6.1")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "microcode_ctl");
}