SUSE-SU-2019:3340-1: moderate: Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker

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Thu Dec 19 04:12:46 MST 2019

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for spectre-meltdown-checker

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2019:3340-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1117665 #1139073 
Cross-References:   CVE-2018-12207 CVE-2019-11135
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

   An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.


   This update for spectre-meltdown-checker fixes the following issues:

   - version 0.43
     - feat: implement TAA detection (CVE-2019-11135 bsc#1139073)
     - feat: implement MCEPSC / iTLB Multihit detection (CVE-2018-12207
     - 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
     - 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
     - chore: fwdb: update to v130.20191104+i20191027
     - chore: add GitHub check workflow

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE 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:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2019-3340=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (x86_64):



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