CVE-2018-5407 Simultaneous Multithreading Side-Channel Information Disclosure Vulnerability in NetApp Products

Summary

Processors which implement Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) are susceptible to a Side-Channel Information Disclosure vulnerability referred to as PortSmash. This vulnerability allows an attacker to use port contention on SMT architectures to exfiltrate sensitive information from another thread executing simultaneously on a single processor core.

Impact

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information.

Vulnerability Scoring Details

CVE Score Vector
CVE-2018-5407 4.7 (MEDIUM) CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Exploitation and Public Announcements

NetApp is aware of public discussion of this vulnerability.

References

Affected Products

None.

Products Under Investigation

  • Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • Element Software (formerly SolidFire Element OS)
  • Element Software Management Node
  • Element System Firmware
  • NetApp HCI Compute Nodes
  • NetApp HCI Storage Nodes
  • NetApp HCI System Firmware

Products Not Affected

  • 7-Mode Transition Tool
  • ATTO FibreBridge
  • Active IQ Performance Analytics Services
  • AutoSupport, MySupport,support.netapp.com
  • Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware
  • Brocade Network Advisor Software
  • Brocade Network Operating System Firmware
  • Cloud Portal
  • Cloud Sync
  • Cluster Network Switch (NetApp CN1610)
  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Antivirus Connector
  • E-Series SANtricity Management Plug-ins (VMware vCenter)
  • E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 11.x
  • E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 8.x
  • E-Series SANtricity Storage Manager
  • E-Series SANtricity Web Services (REST API) for Web Services Proxy
  • Element plug-in for vCenter Server (formerly VCP)
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  • FAS/AFF System Firmware
  • Host Utilities - SAN for ESX
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Unix and Linux
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Windows
  • MetroCluster Tiebreaker for clustered Data ONTAP
  • Multipath I/O (Data ONTAP DSM for Windows MPIO)
  • NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault)
  • NetApp Cloud Backup OST Plug-in (formerly AltaVault OST Plug-in)
  • NetApp Converged Systems Advisor
  • NetApp Manageability SDK
  • NetApp NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI
  • NetApp Plug-in for Symantec NetBackup
  • NetApp SANtricity Cloud Connector
  • NetApp SANtricity SMI-S Provider
  • NetApp SMI-S Provider
  • NetApp Service Level Manager
  • NetApp SteelStore Cloud Integrated Storage
  • NetApp Storage Encryption
  • NetApp VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP 7.0 and above
  • ONTAP Select Deploy administration utility
  • OnCommand API Services
  • OnCommand Cloud Manager
  • OnCommand Insight
  • OnCommand Plug-in for Microsoft
  • OnCommand System Manager
  • OnCommand Unified Manager for 7-Mode (core package)
  • OnCommand Unified Manager for Linux 7.3 and above
  • OnCommand Unified Manager for VMware vSphere 7.3 and above
  • OnCommand Unified Manager for Windows 7.3 and above
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation
  • Open Systems SnapVault Agent
  • Perfstat
  • RAID Controller CTS2600 Legacy Engenio
  • SAS Firmware
  • SaaS Backup
  • Service Processor
  • Single Mailbox Recovery
  • Snap Creator Framework
  • SnapCenter Server
  • SnapDrive for Unix
  • SnapDrive for Windows
  • SnapManager for Exchange
  • SnapManager for Hyper-V
  • SnapManager for MS SQL
  • SnapManager for Oracle
  • SnapManager for SAP
  • SnapManager for Sharepoint
  • SnapProtect
  • Storage Automation Store
  • Storage Replication Adapter for Clustered Data ONTAP for VMware vSphere 4.x and above
  • Storage Replication Adapter for Clustered Data ONTAP for Windows 4.x and above
  • Storage Services Connector
  • StorageGRID
  • StorageGRID Webscale
  • System Setup
  • Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere 7.0 and above

Software Versions and Fixes

None.

This section will be updated as patches are released.

Workarounds

None at this time.

Obtaining Software Fixes

Software fixes will be made available through the NetApp Support website in the Software Download section.

https://mysupport.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/software/

Customers who do not have access to the Support website should contact Technical Support at the number below to obtain the patches.

Contact Information

Check http://mysupport.netapp.com for further updates.
For questions, contact NetApp at:

Technical Support
mysupport.netapp.com
1 888 4 NETAPP (1 888 463 8277) (U.S. and Canada)
+00 800 44 638277 (EMEA/Europe)
+800 800 80 800 (Asia/Pacific)

Status of This Notice

Interim.

NetApp will continue to update this advisory as additional information becomes available.

This advisory should be considered the single source of current, up-to-date, authorized and accurate information from NetApp.

This advisory is posted at the following link:
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/NTAP-20181126-0001

Revision History

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 20181126 Initial Public Release
2.0 20181129 E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 8.x and E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 11.x moved to Products Not Affected
3.0 20181207 FAS/AFF System Firmware moved to Products Not Affected

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