USN-4385-2

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Source
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4385-2
Import Source
https://github.com/canonical/ubuntu-security-notices/blob/main/osv/USN-4385-2.json
JSON Data
https://api.osv.dev/v1/vulns/USN-4385-2
Published
2020-06-10T21:50:51.007014Z
Modified
2020-06-10T21:50:51.007014Z
Summary
intel-microcode regression
Details

USN-4385-1 provided updated Intel Processor Microcode. Unfortunately, that update prevented certain processors in the Intel Skylake family (06_4EH) from booting successfully. Additonally, on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, late loading of microcode was enabled, which could lead to system instability. This update reverts the microcode update for the Skylake processor family and disables the late loading option on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Please note that the 'disucodeldr' kernel command line option can be added in the boot menu to disable microcode loading for system recovery.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that memory contents previously stored in microarchitectural special registers after RDRAND, RDSEED, and SGX EGETKEY read operations on Intel client and Xeon E3 processors may be briefly exposed to processes on the same or different processor cores. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-0543)

It was discovered that on some Intel processors, partial data values previously read from a vector register on a physical core may be propagated into unused portions of the store buffer. A local attacker could possible use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-0548)

It was discovered that on some Intel processors, data from the most recently evicted modified L1 data cache (L1D) line may be propagated into an unused (invalid) L1D fill buffer. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-0549)

References

Affected packages

Ubuntu:20.04:LTS / intel-microcode

Package

Name
intel-microcode

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
3.20200609.0ubuntu0.20.04.2

Ecosystem specific

{
    "availability": "No subscription needed",
    "binaries": [
        {
            "intel-microcode": "3.20200609.0ubuntu0.20.04.2"
        }
    ]
}

Ubuntu:Pro:14.04:LTS / intel-microcode

Package

Name
intel-microcode

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
3.20200609.0ubuntu0.14.04.1

Ecosystem specific

{
    "availability": "Available with Ubuntu Pro: https://ubuntu.com/pro",
    "binaries": [
        {
            "intel-microcode": "3.20200609.0ubuntu0.14.04.1"
        }
    ]
}

Ubuntu:18.04:LTS / intel-microcode

Package

Name
intel-microcode

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
3.20200609.0ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ecosystem specific

{
    "availability": "No subscription needed",
    "binaries": [
        {
            "intel-microcode": "3.20200609.0ubuntu0.18.04.1"
        }
    ]
}

Ubuntu:16.04:LTS / intel-microcode

Package

Name
intel-microcode

Affected ranges

Type
ECOSYSTEM
Events
Introduced
0Unknown introduced version / All previous versions are affected
Fixed
3.20200609.0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ecosystem specific

{
    "availability": "No subscription needed",
    "binaries": [
        {
            "intel-microcode": "3.20200609.0ubuntu0.16.04.1"
        }
    ]
}