SUSE Linux update for qemu



Published: 2018-01-09
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-5715
CWE-ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Vendor SuSE

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

EUVDB-ID: #VU9883

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-5715

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists in Intel CPU hardware due to improper implementation of the speculative execution of instructions. A local attacker can utilize branch target injection, execute arbitrary code, perform a side-channel attack and read sensitive memory information.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux: 12


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2018-01/msg00027.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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