SVG:Speculative Execution Vulnerabilities

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Speculative Execution Vulnerabilities

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This provides information that may be useful to sites concerning the various speculative execution vulnerabilities concerning Intel chips and other processors.

See also EGI SVG Information on Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities and its related advisory Advisory-SVG-CVE-2017-5753 which was compiled in January and early February 2018.

EGI SVG has at present (14th September 2018) issued 3 advisories related to Speculative Execution Vulnerabilities Advisory-SVG-CVE-2017-5753 in January 2018, Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3639 in May 2018 and Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3620 in August 2018.

Intel information

The important thing is that sites carry out recommended updates, including if appropriate their kernel versions. In some cases this may result in reduced performance, but the update should not be omitted because of this.

This some information on the variants, the recommended changes concern windows.

Date CVE Exploit Name Public vulnerability name EGI SVG Advisory EGI SVG Risk
Comment/Other Links
January 2018 CVE-2017-5753 Spectre(Variant 1) Bounds Check Bypass (BCB) Advisory-SVG-CVE-2017-5753 Critical
January 2018 CVE-2017-5715 Spectre(Variant 2) Branch Target Injection (BTI) Advisory-SVG-CVE-2017-5753 Critical see link for CVE-2017-3753
January 2018 CVE-2017-5754 Meltdown (Variant 3) Rogue Data Cache Load (RDCL) Advisory-SVG-CVE-2017-5753 Critical see link for CVE-2017-3753
May 2018 CVE-2018-3640 SpectreNG(Variant 3a) Rogue System Register Read (RSRE) Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3639 High
May 2018 CVE-2018-3639 SpectreNG(Variant 4) Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3639 High
June 2018 CVE-2018-3665 Lazy FP state restore None Moderate

July 2018 CVE-2018-3693 SpectreNG(Variant 1.1) Bounds Check Bypass Store (BCBS) None
August 2018 CVE-2018-3620 L1TF OS, SMM related aspects Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3620 High

August 2018 CVE-2018-3646 L1TF Virtualization related aspects Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3620 High see links for CVE-2018-3620
August 2018 CVE-2018-3615 L1TF SGX related aspects Advisory-SVG-CVE-2018-3620 see links for CVE-2018-3620
RHEL 7 is not vulnerable but other Linux distributions, such as Debian, are.