important: openssh/qemu-kvm security update
An update for openssh/qemu-kvm is now available for NewStart CGSL MAIN 4.06.
NewStart Security has rated this update as having a security impact of important. A Common Vunlnerability Scoring System(CVSS)base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVElink(s) in the References section.
openssh: This package contains a PAM module which can be used to authenticate users using ssh keys stored in a ssh-agent. Through the use of the forwarding of ssh-agent connection it also allows to authenticate with remote ssh-agent instance. The module is most useful for su and sudo service stacks.
qemu-kvm: This package provides a qemu guest agent daemon to be running inside of linux guests to provide the guest information.
openssh: OpenSSH through 7.7 is prone to a user enumeration vulnerability due to not delaying bailout for an invalid authenticating user until after the packet containing the request has been fully parsed, related to auth2-gss.c, auth2-hostbased.c, and auth2-pubkey.c.(CVE-2018-15473)
qemu-kvm: Modern Intel microprocessors implement hardware-level micro-optimizations to improve the performance of writing data back to CPU caches. The write operation is split into STA (STore Address) and STD (STore Data) sub-operations. These sub-operations allow the processor to hand-off address generation logic into these sub-operations for optimized writes. Both of these sub-operations write to a shared distributed processor structure called the 'processor store buffer'. As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read private data resident within the CPU's processor store buffer.(CVE-2018-12126)
qemu-kvm: A flaw was found in the implementation of the "fill buffer", a mechanism used by modern CPUs when a cache-miss is made on L1 CPU cache. If an attacker can generate a load operation that would create a page fault, the execution will continue speculatively with incorrect data from the fill buffer while the data is fetched from higher level caches. This response time can be measured to infer data in the fill buffer.(CVE-2018-12130)
qemu-kvm: Uncacheable memory on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access.(CVE-2019-11091)
qemu-kvm: Microprocessors use a ‘load port’ subcomponent to perform load operations from memory or IO. During a load operation, the load port receives data from the memory or IO subsystem and then provides the data to the CPU registers and operations in the CPU’s pipelines. Stale load operations results are stored in the 'load port' table until overwritten by newer operations. Certain load-port operations triggered by an attacker can be used to reveal data about previous stale requests leaking data back to the attacker via a timing side-channel.(CVE-2018-12127)
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
Remember the build tag is 4.06.F1.