Security update for kernel-firmware

SUSE Security Update: Security update for kernel-firmware
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:0051-1
Rating: important
References: #1068032
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS

  • 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 enables the Indirect Branch Control (IBC) feature on AMD
    family 17h processor to mitigate an attack on the branch predictor that
    could lead to information disclosure from e.g. kernel memory (bsc#1068032

    Patch Instructions:

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

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-37=1

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

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS (noarch):
      • kernel-firmware-20140807git-5.3.1
      • ucode-amd-20140807git-5.3.1