Bug 2171243 (CVE-2022-33972)

Summary: CVE-2022-33972 kernel: Intel firmware update for incorrect calculation in microcode keying mechanism
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Alex <allarkin>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: arachman, dfreiber, esyr, jburrell, jforbes, lveyde, michal.skrivanek, mperina, rogbas, vkumar
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors may allow information disclosure. This issue could allow a privileged user to enable information disclosure via local access.
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Bug Depends On: 2171244, 2171246, 2171247, 2171248, 2171249    
Bug Blocks: 2169989    

Description Alex 2023-02-19 11:44:01 UTC
A potential security vulnerability in some 3rd Generation Intel(R) Xeon(R) Scalable Processors may allow information disclosure.  Intel is releasing firmware updates to mitigate this potential vulnerability.

References:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00730.html
https://github.com/intel/Intel-Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-Files/releases/tag/microcode-20230214

Comment 1 Alex 2023-02-19 11:44:20 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2171244]

Comment 4 Justin M. Forbes 2023-03-01 19:46:15 UTC
Not sure why there are kernel bugs for these, it seems all mitigation is in microcode with would be microcode_ctl updates.