iPrint Appliance and Meltdown / Spectre vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5754)

  • 7022548
  • 12-Jan-2018
  • 02-Feb-2018

Environment

iPrint Appliance 2.1
iPrint Appliance 3.1

Situation

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs on the vulnerable physical or virtual host.

To help mitigate this hardware implementation related flaw on the software layer, SUSE as an operating system vendor is preparing mitigation for these side channel attacks in the Linux kernel. Since the iPrint appliances are provided as an appliance running on SLES-11,  the kernel updates provided by SUSE are required to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Resolution

Apply fixes to 2.1 and 3.x through the Online Update feature.  These fixes were made available late January 2018.

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