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USN-3977-2: Intel Microcode update (AKA ZombieLoad Attack)


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USN-3977-2: Intel Microcode update (AKA ZombieLoad Attack)

Severity

High

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04

Description

USN-3977-1 provided mitigations for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities in Intel Microcode for a large number of Intel processor families. This update provides the corresponding updated microcode mitigations for Intel Cherry Trail and Bay Trail processor families.

Original advisory details:

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Giorgi Maisuradze, Dan Horea Lutas, Andrei Lutas, Volodymyr Pikhur, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, Cristiano Giuffrida, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, and Daniel Gruss discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural fill buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12130)

Brandon Falk, Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural load ports of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12127)

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Marina Minkin, Daniel Moghimi, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Jo Van Bulck, Daniel Genkin, Daniel Gruss, Berk Sunar, Frank Piessens, and Yuval Yarom discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural store buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12126)

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Volodrmyr Pikhur, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that uncacheable memory previously stored in microarchitectural buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11091)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is high unless otherwise noted.

  • Cloud Foundry BOSH trusty-stemcells are vulnerable, including:
    • 3586.x versions prior to 3586.125
    • All other stemcells not listed.
  • Cloud Foundry BOSH xenial-stemcells are vulnerable, including:
    • 315.x versions prior to 315.34
    • 250.x versions prior to 250.56
    • 170.x versions prior to 170.76
    • 97.x versions prior to 97.106
    • All other stemcells not listed.

Mitigation

Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow one of the mitigations below:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following BOSH trusty-stemcells:
    • Upgrade 3586.x versions to 3586.125
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on bosh.io.
  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following BOSH xenial-stemcells:
    • Upgrade 315.x versions to 315.34
    • Upgrade 250.x versions to 250.56
    • Upgrade 170.x versions to 170.76
    • Upgrade 97.x versions to 97.106
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available on bosh.io.

References

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