Upstream information

CVE-2018-9056 at MITRE


Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel attack on the directional branch predictor, as demonstrated by a pattern history table (PHT), aka BranchScope.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.7
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 5.6 5.9
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity High High
Privileges Required Low None
User Interaction None None
Scope Changed Changed
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact None None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1087110 [NEW]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Affected