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Intel® Q3 2018 Speculative Execution Side Channel Update (L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF)); August 2018


Intel® Q3 2018 Speculative Execution Side
Channel Update (L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF))

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Original release:   22.08.2018
Latest Update:24.09.2018


Speculative execution side-channel method called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF): (CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646, INTEL-SA-00161)
This method impacts select microprocessor products supporting Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX). Further investigation by Intel has identified two related applications of L1TF with the potential to impact additional microprocessors, operating systems, system management mode, and virtualization software. If used for malicious purposes, this class of vulnerability has the potential to improperly infer data values from multiple types of computing devices.

CVE Reference (CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646):
CVE NumberCVSS
CVE-2018-36157.3 High CVSS:3.0
CVE-2018-36206.5 High CVSS:3.0
CVE-2018-36466.5 High CVSS:3.0

CERT Vulnerability Notes Database Reference: (VU#982149)

Recommendations:
Our supplier Intel has worked with operating system vendors, equipment manufacturers, and other ecosystem partners to develop platform firmware and software updates that can help protect systems from these methods.

This includes the release of updated Intel microprocessor microcode to our customers and partners. This microcode was previously released as part of INTEL-SA-00115.

Please refer to our already published web page:

Intel Q2 Security Update on Side-Channel Analysis Method Vulnerability

Affected Fujitsu products:
A number of Fujitsu products are affected by these vulnerabilities. Fujitsu is working to distribute patches for all affected products that are currently supported. Older systems that are no longer supported will not be patched.

An overview of the affected Client Computing Devices and PRIMERGY/PRIMEQUEST products can be found here:

List of affected systems

This page will be updated regularly as soon as new information is available.

In addition, Fujitsu highly recommends system owners ensure that systems are physically secured where possible, and follow good security practices to ensure that only authorized personnel have hands-on access to devices.

Technical Details:
Technical details of the exploits are documented online:
Selected links for operating system patches:
Red Hat:
https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/L1TF
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-3615
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-3620
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-3646

VMware:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/55636
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0020.html
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0021.html

SUSE:
https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7023077
https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7023078
https://www.suse.com/c/suse-addresses-the-l1-terminal-fault-issue/
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3615/
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3620/
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-3646/

Microsoft:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180018
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4457951/windows-server-guidance-to-protect-against-l1-terminal-fault

Citrix:
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX236548


Should you require any further information, please contact: G02D-psirt@ts.fujitsu.com.

Note:
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