CentOS: Security Advisory for microcode_ctl (CESA-2020:5083)

Published: 2020-11-20 04:01:17
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'microcode_ctl' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the CESA-2020:5083 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Security Fix(es): * hw: Information disclosure issue in Intel SGX via RAPL interface (CVE-2020-8695) * hw: Vector Register Leakage-Active (CVE-2020-8696) * hw: Fast forward store predictor (CVE-2020-8698) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section. Bug Fix(es) and Enhancement(s): * Update Intel CPU microcode to microcode-20201027 release, addresses: - Addition of 06-55-0b/0xbf (CPX-SP A1) microcode at revision 0x700001e, - Addition of 06-8c-01/0x80 (TGL-UP3/UP4 B1) microcode at revision 0x68, - Addition of 06-a5-02/0x20 (CML-H R1) microcode at revision 0xe0, - Addition of 06-a5-03/0x22 (CML-S 6+2 G1) microcode at revision 0xe0, - Addition of 06-a5-05/0x22 (CML-S 10+2 Q0) microcode at revision 0xe0, - Addition of 06-a6-01/0x80 (CML-U 6+2 v2 K0) microcode at revision 0xe0, - Update of 06-4e-03/0xc0 (SKL-U/U 2+3e/Y D0/K1) microcode (in intel-06-4e-03/intel-ucode/06-4e-03) from revision 0xdc up to 0xe2, - Update of 06-55-04/0xb7 (SKX-D/SP/W/X H0/M0/M1/U0) microcode (in intel-06-55-04/intel-ucode/06-55-04) from revision 0x2006906 up to 0x2006a08, - Update of 06-5e-03/0x36 (SKL-H/S/Xeon E3 N0/R0/S0) microcode (in intel-06-5e-03/intel-ucode/06-5e-03) from revision 0xdc up to 0xe2, - Update of 06-8e-09/0x10 (AML-Y 2+2 H0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-8e-09) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-8e-09/0xc0 (KBL-U/U 2+3e/Y H0/J1) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-8e-09) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-8e-0a/0xc0 (CFL-U 4+3e D0, KBL-R Y0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-8e-0a) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xe0, - Update of 06-8e-0b/0xd0 (WHL-U W0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-8e-0b) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-8e-0c/0x94 (AML-Y 4+2 V0, CML-U 4+2 V0, WHL-U V0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-8e-0c) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-9e-09/0x2a (KBL-G/H/S/X/Xeon E3 B0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-9e-09) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-9e-0a/0x22 (CFL-H/S/Xeon E U0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-9e-0a) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-9e-0b/0x02 (CFL-E/H/S B0) microcode (in intel-06-8e-9e-0x-dell/intel-ucode/06-9e-0b) from revision 0xd6 up to 0xde, - Update of 06-9e-0c/0x22 (CFL-H/S/Xeon E P0) microcode (in intel-0 ... Description truncated. Please see the references for more information.

Affected Versions:
'microcode_ctl' Linux Distribution Package(s) on CentOS 7.

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
CentOS Local Security Checks

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