Bug 1760200 - hw: EGETKEY erratum
Summary: hw: EGETKEY erratum
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1764944 1764945 1764947 1764948 1764949 1764950 1764951 1764952 1764953 1764954 1764955 1764956 1766959 1767760 1771658
Blocks: 1752312
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-10-10 06:38 UTC by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2021-10-25 22:12 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2021-10-25 22:12:20 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2019:3845 0 None None None 2019-11-12 21:37:13 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2019:3846 0 None None None 2019-11-12 22:38:14 UTC

Description Wade Mealing 2019-10-10 06:38:57 UTC
The Intel SGX functionality provides hardware instructions used to verify a
memory structure has been cryptographically created by the running hardware.
The EGETKEY asembly instruction provides software running in the secure enclave
with keys used by this functionality.

When hyperthreading is enabled a race condition exists where an local attaker
could access the reset key used for the core and from this information derive
the HT-disabled key and use this to emulate/impersonate a HT-disabled platform.

Comment 4 Wade Mealing 2019-11-12 08:25:31 UTC

Red Hat thanks Intel for reporting this issue and collaborating on the mitigations.

Comment 5 Prasad Pandit 2019-11-12 10:21:34 UTC

Red Hat Product Security is aware of this issue. Updates will be released as they become available. For additional information, please refer to the Red Hat Knowledgebase article: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/2019-microcode-nov

Comment 6 Prasad Pandit 2019-11-12 10:21:37 UTC
External References:


Comment 7 Prasad Pandit 2019-11-12 10:21:40 UTC

As of this time there are no known mitigations. Please install relevant updated packages to address this flaw.

Comment 8 Prasad Pandit 2019-11-12 18:16:19 UTC
Created microcode_ctl tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1771658]

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