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meltdown and spectre?
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:30:31 PM »
 

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Please i would like to know Linux Lite 4.6 does protect against meltdown and spectre?
 


Re: meltdown and spectre?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 02:24:58 AM »
 

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To the best of my knowledge, no OS can claim to protect against it, only mitigate.

Latest report from 4.6:

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Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.42

Checking for vulnerabilities on current system
Kernel is Linux 4.15.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 6 11:12:41 UTC 2019 x86_64
CPU is Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5645  @ 2.40GHz

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
  * Speculative Store Bypass Disable (SSBD)
    * CPU indicates SSBD capability: NO
  * L1 data cache invalidation
    * FLUSH_CMD MSR is available: NO
    * CPU indicates L1D flush capability: NO
  * Microarchitecture Data Sampling
    * VERW instruction is available: 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/L1TF (RDCL_NO): NO
  * CPU explicitly indicates not being vulnerable to Variant 4 (SSB_NO): NO
  * CPU/Hypervisor indicates L1D flushing is not necessary on this system: NO
  * Hypervisor indicates host CPU might be vulnerable to RSB underflow (RSBA): NO
  * CPU explicitly indicates not being vulnerable to Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS_NO): NO
  * CPU supports Software Guard Extensions (SGX): NO
  * CPU microcode is known to cause stability problems: NO (model 0x2c family 0x6 stepping 0x2 ucode 0x616 cpuid 0x206c2)
  * CPU microcode is the latest known available version: YES (latest version is 0x1f dated 2018/05/08 according to builtin MCExtractor DB v112 - 2019/05/22)
* CPU vulnerability to the speculative execution attack variants
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre Variant 1, bounds check bypass): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre Variant 2, branch target injection): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2017-5754 (Variant 3, Meltdown, rogue data cache load): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-3640 (Variant 3a, rogue system register read): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-3639 (Variant 4, speculative store bypass): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-3615 (Foreshadow (SGX), L1 terminal fault): NO
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-3620 (Foreshadow-NG (OS), L1 terminal fault): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-3646 (Foreshadow-NG (VMM), L1 terminal fault): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-12126 (Fallout, microarchitectural store buffer data sampling (MSBDS)): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-12130 (ZombieLoad, microarchitectural fill buffer data sampling (MFBDS)): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2018-12127 (RIDL, microarchitectural load port data sampling (MLPDS)): YES
  * Vulnerable to CVE-2019-11091 (RIDL, microarchitectural data sampling uncacheable memory (MDSUM)): YES

CVE-2017-5753 aka 'Spectre Variant 1, bounds check bypass'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (Mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization)
* Kernel has array_index_mask_nospec: YES (1 occurrence(s) found of x86 64 bits array_index_mask_nospec())
* Kernel has the Red Hat/Ubuntu patch: NO
* Kernel has mask_nospec64 (arm64): NO
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization)

CVE-2017-5715 aka 'Spectre Variant 2, branch target injection'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (Mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling)
* Mitigation 1
  * Kernel is compiled with IBRS support: YES
    * IBRS enabled and active: NO
  * Kernel is compiled with IBPB support: YES
    * IBPB enabled and active: NO
* Mitigation 2
  * Kernel has branch predictor hardening (arm): NO
  * Kernel compiled with retpoline option: YES
    * Kernel compiled with a retpoline-aware compiler: YES (kernel reports full retpoline compilation)
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Full retpoline is mitigating the vulnerability)

CVE-2017-5754 aka 'Variant 3, Meltdown, rogue data cache load'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (Mitigation: PTI)
* Kernel supports Page Table Isolation (PTI): YES
  * PTI enabled and active: YES
  * Reduced performance impact of PTI: NO (PCID/INVPCID not supported, performance impact of PTI will be significant)
* Running as a Xen PV DomU: NO
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Mitigation: PTI)

CVE-2018-3640 aka 'Variant 3a, rogue system register read'
* CPU microcode mitigates the vulnerability: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (an up-to-date CPU microcode is needed to mitigate this vulnerability)

CVE-2018-3639 aka 'Variant 4, speculative store bypass'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: NO (Vulnerable)
* Kernel supports disabling speculative store bypass (SSB): YES (found in /proc/self/status)
* SSB mitigation is enabled and active: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (Your CPU doesn't support SSBD)

CVE-2018-3615 aka 'Foreshadow (SGX), L1 terminal fault'
* CPU microcode mitigates the vulnerability: N/A
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (your CPU vendor reported your CPU model as not vulnerable)

CVE-2018-3620 aka 'Foreshadow-NG (OS), L1 terminal fault'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: YES (Mitigation: PTE Inversion)
* Kernel supports PTE inversion: YES (found in kernel image)
* PTE inversion enabled and active: YES
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (Mitigation: PTE Inversion)

CVE-2018-3646 aka 'Foreshadow-NG (VMM), L1 terminal fault'
* Information from the /sys interface: Mitigation: PTE Inversion
* This system is a host running a hypervisor: NO
* Mitigation 1 (KVM)
  * EPT is disabled: N/A (the kvm_intel module is not loaded)
* Mitigation 2
  * L1D flush is supported by kernel: YES (found flush_l1d in kernel image)
  * L1D flush enabled: UNKNOWN (unrecognized mode)
  * Hardware-backed L1D flush supported: NO (flush will be done in software, this is slower)
  * Hyper-Threading (SMT) is enabled: NO
> STATUS: NOT VULNERABLE (this system is not running a hypervisor)

CVE-2018-12126 aka 'Fallout, microarchitectural store buffer data sampling (MSBDS)'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: NO (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)
* Kernel supports using MD_CLEAR mitigation: YES (found md_clear implementation evidence in kernel image)
* Kernel mitigation is enabled and active: NO
* SMT is either mitigated or disabled: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)

CVE-2018-12130 aka 'ZombieLoad, microarchitectural fill buffer data sampling (MFBDS)'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: NO (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)
* Kernel supports using MD_CLEAR mitigation: YES (found md_clear implementation evidence in kernel image)
* Kernel mitigation is enabled and active: NO
* SMT is either mitigated or disabled: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)

CVE-2018-12127 aka 'RIDL, microarchitectural load port data sampling (MLPDS)'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: NO (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)
* Kernel supports using MD_CLEAR mitigation: YES (found md_clear implementation evidence in kernel image)
* Kernel mitigation is enabled and active: NO
* SMT is either mitigated or disabled: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)

CVE-2019-11091 aka 'RIDL, microarchitectural data sampling uncacheable memory (MDSUM)'
* Mitigated according to the /sys interface: NO (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)
* Kernel supports using MD_CLEAR mitigation: YES (found md_clear implementation evidence in kernel image)
* Kernel mitigation is enabled and active: NO
* SMT is either mitigated or disabled: NO
> STATUS: VULNERABLE (Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT Host state unknown)

> SUMMARY: CVE-2017-5753:OK CVE-2017-5715:OK CVE-2017-5754:OK CVE-2018-3640:KO CVE-2018-3639:KO CVE-2018-3615:OK CVE-2018-3620:OK CVE-2018-3646:OK CVE-2018-12126:KO CVE-2018-12130:KO CVE-2018-12127:KO CVE-2019-11091:KO

Need more detailed information about mitigation options? Use --explain
A false sense of security is worse than no security at all, see --disclaimer

If you want to protect against it, don't allow physical access to your computer by anyone other than yourself.
Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 02:26:56 AM by Jerry
 


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