Kernel-Firmware Security Update for openSUSE
Posted on: 01/04/2018 06:20 PM

Updated kernel-firmware packages has been released for openSUSE

Kernel-Firmware Security Update for openSUSE

openSUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware

Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2018:0013-1
Rating: important
References: #1068032
Cross-References: CVE-2017-5715
Affected Products:
openSUSE Leap 42.3

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for kernel-firmware fixes the following issues:

- Add microcode_amd_fam17h.bin (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715)

This new firmware disables branch prediction on AMD family 17h processor
to mitigate a attack on the branch predictor that could lead to
information disclosure from e.g. kernel memory (bsc#1068032 CVE-2017-5715).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.

Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE Leap 42.3:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2018-1=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

- openSUSE Leap 42.3 (noarch):



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