CVE-2018-3640

NameCVE-2018-3640
DescriptionSystems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis, aka Rogue System Register Read (RSRE), Variant 3a.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1446-1, DSA-4273-1, DSA-4273-2
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
intel-microcode (PTS)jessie/non-free3.20180425.1~deb8u1vulnerable
stretch/non-free3.20180425.1~deb9u1vulnerable
buster/non-free, sid/non-free3.20180807a.1fixed
jessie/non-free (security)3.20180807a.1~deb8u1fixed
stretch/non-free (security)3.20180807a.1~deb9u1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
intel-microcodesource(unstable)3.20180703.1medium
intel-microcodesourcejessie3.20180703.2~deb8u1mediumDLA-1446-1
intel-microcodesourcestretch3.20180807a.1~deb9u1mediumDSA-4273-2

Notes

https://developer.arm.com/support/arm-security-updates/speculative-processor-vulnerability
No software mitigations planned to be implemented in src:linux
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00115.html
The 3.20180703.1 release for intel-microcode was the first batch of updates which targeted
most server type CPUs, additional models were supported in the 3.20180807a.1 release

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