CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection] aka 'Spectre Variant 2'

Bug #1743812 reported by Cristian Aravena Romero on 2018-01-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Artful
High
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Bug Description

Hello,

I'm testing script:
https://www.tecmint.com/check-and-patch-meltdown-cpu-vulnerability-in-linux/

:~/spectre-meltdown-checker$ sudo ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh
[sudo] password for caravena:
Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.31

Checking for vulnerabilities against running kernel Linux 4.13.0-30-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jan 15 19:45:48 UTC 2018 x86_64
CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2377M CPU @ 1.50GHz

CVE-2017-5753 [bounds check bypass] aka 'Spectre Variant 1'
* Checking count of LFENCE opcodes in kernel: YES
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (114 opcodes found, which is >= 70, heuristic to be improved when official patches become available)

CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection] aka 'Spectre Variant 2'
* Mitigation 1
* Hardware (CPU microcode) support for mitigation
* The SPEC_CTRL MSR is available: NO
* The SPEC_CTRL CPUID feature bit is set: NO
* Kernel support for IBRS: YES
* IBRS enabled for Kernel space: NO
* IBRS enabled for User space: NO
* Mitigation 2
* Kernel compiled with retpoline option: NO
* Kernel compiled with a retpoline-aware compiler: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (IBRS hardware + kernel support OR kernel with retpoline are needed to mitigate the vulnerability)

CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load] aka 'Meltdown' aka 'Variant 3'
* Kernel supports Page Table Isolation (PTI): YES
* PTI enabled and active: YES
* Checking if we're running under Xen PV (64 bits): NO
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (PTI mitigates the vulnerability)

A false sense of security is worse than no security at all, see --disclaimer

Regards,
--
Cristian

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: linux-image-4.13.0-30-generic 4.13.0-30.33
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-30.33-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: caravena 1689 F.... pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Jan 17 13:18:45 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-13 (96 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170926)
MachineType: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 530U3C/530U4C
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-30-generic root=UUID=707d0f89-4b1d-4432-9d50-6058dc4c1ee9 ro rootflags=subvol=@ quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-4.13.0-30-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.13.0-30-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.170
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 04/15/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: P14AAJ
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
dmi.board.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.board.version: FAB1
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 9
dmi.chassis.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvrP14AAJ:bd04/15/2013:svnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:pn530U3C/530U4C:pvr0.1:rvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:rnSAMSUNG_NP1234567890:rvrFAB1:cvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:ct9:cvr0.1:
dmi.product.family: ChiefRiver System
dmi.product.name: 530U3C/530U4C
dmi.product.version: 0.1
dmi.sys.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

CVE References

This change was made by a bot.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: artful
dino99 (9d9) wrote :
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Artful):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: added: pti
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Critical → High
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Artful):
importance: Critical → High

Hello,

:~/spectre-meltdown-checker$ sudo ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh
Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.34+

Checking for vulnerabilities on current system
Kernel is Linux 4.15.0-10-generic #11-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 13 18:23:35 UTC 2018 x86_64
CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2377M CPU @ 1.50GHz

Hardware check
* Hardware support (CPU microcode) for mitigation techniques
  * Indirect Branch Restricted Speculation (IBRS)
    * SPEC_CTRL MSR is available: NO
    * CPU indicates IBRS capability: NO
  * Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier (IBPB)
    * PRED_CMD MSR is available: NO
    * CPU indicates IBPB capability: NO
  * Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors (STIBP)
    * SPEC_CTRL MSR is available: NO
    * CPU indicates STIBP capability: NO
  * Enhanced IBRS (IBRS_ALL)
    * CPU indicates ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR availability: NO
    * ARCH_CAPABILITIES MSR advertises IBRS_ALL capability: NO
  * CPU explicitly indicates not being vulnerable to Meltdown (RDCL_NO): NO
  * CPU microcode is known to cause stability problems: NO (model 42 stepping 7 ucode 0x29)
* CPU vulnerability to the three speculative execution attacks variants
  * Vulnerable to Variant 1: YES
  * Vulnerable to Variant 2: YES
  * Vulnerable to Variant 3: YES

CVE-2017-5753 [bounds check bypass] aka 'Spectre Variant 1'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
* Kernel has array_index_mask_nospec: YES (1 occurence(s) found of 64 bits array_index_mask_nospec())
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Mitigation: __user pointer sanitization)

CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection] aka 'Spectre Variant 2'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
* Mitigation 1
  * Kernel is compiled with IBRS/IBPB support: NO
  * Currently enabled features
    * IBRS enabled for Kernel space: NO
    * IBRS enabled for User space: NO
    * IBPB enabled: NO
* Mitigation 2
  * Kernel compiled with retpoline option: YES
  * Kernel compiled with a retpoline-aware compiler: YES (kernel reports full retpoline compilation)
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Mitigation: Full generic retpoline)

CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load] aka 'Meltdown' aka 'Variant 3'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (kernel confirms that the mitigation is active)
* Kernel supports Page Table Isolation (PTI): YES
* PTI enabled and active: YES
* Running as a Xen PV DomU: NO
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Mitigation: PTI)

Regards,
--
Cristian

Virtualbox is tracked in bug 1736116

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