SUSE Linux update for qemu

Published: 2018-01-09
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-5715
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
SUSE Linux
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor SuSE

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure


Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-5715

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: Yes


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.


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux: 12

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?