Return stack buffer underflow in Intel processors



Published: 2022-07-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-29901
CWE-ID CWE-1037
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Intel Xeon E Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

6th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Xeon D Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Xeon W Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Core X-series Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

8th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

7th Generation Intel Core Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Pentium Processors
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Celeron Processor G Series
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Hardware solutions / Other hardware appliances

9th Generation Intel Core Processors
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Intel

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Processor optimization removal or modification of security-critical code

EUVDB-ID: #VU65220

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-29901

CWE-ID: CWE-1037 - Processor optimization removal or modification of security-critical code

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to the way non-transparent sharing of branch predictor targets between contexts. A local user can exploit the vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Intel Xeon E Processors: All versions

6th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors: All versions

Intel Xeon D Processors: All versions

Intel Xeon W Processors: All versions

Intel Core X-series Processors: All versions

8th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Pentium Gold Processor Series: All versions

7th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions

Intel Pentium Processors: All versions

Intel Celeron Processor G Series: All versions

9th Generation Intel Core Processors: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00702.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/developer/articles/technical/software-security-guidance/advisory-guidance/return-stack-buffer-underflow.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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