CVE-2019-1125 SWAPGS Speculative Execution Side Channel Vulnerability in NetApp Products

Summary

Modern processors utilizing speculative execution of SWAPGS instruction are susceptible to a vulnerability which can allow local unprivileged attackers to gather sensitive data via side channel attack. This vulnerability is referred to as the SWAPGS Attack.

Impact

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

StorageGRID:
StorageGRID and StorageGRID Webscale do not provide mechanisms for running unprivileged third-party code and are not directly affected. For virtualized deployments, NetApp recommends working with your hypervisor and cloud platform vendors to ensure that your NetApp product is running on a secure and patched platform. For Docker-based deployments, NetApp recommends working with your operating system and hardware vendors to ensure that your NetApp product is running on a secure and patched platform.

SANtricity:
Unlike a general-purpose operating system, SANtricity does not provide mechanisms for running third-party code. Due to this behavior, SANtricity is not affected by the SWAPGS attack as it depends on the ability to run malicious code directly on the target system.

Element Software:
Unlike a general-purpose operating system, Element OS is a closed system that does not provide mechanisms for running third-party code. Due to this behavior, Element OS running on SolidFire or NetApp HCI nodes is not affected by the SWAPGS attack due to the need to run malicious code directly on the target system

Element Software Management Node:
The NetApp SolidFire Element OS Management Node provides console access for end users and therefore it is tracked as affected. The underlying hypervisor infrastructure should be patched by customer installation of ESXi patches and microcode updates. Customers running whitebox server should consult the manufacturer for microcode availability.

Vulnerability Scoring Details

CVE Score Vector
CVE-2019-1125 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

  • Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager) for VMware vSphere 9.5 and above
  • Element Software Management Node
  • ONTAP Select Deploy administration utility

Products Under Investigation

  • Element System Firmware
  • NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault)
  • NetApp HCI System Firmware
  • NetApp SteelStore Cloud Integrated Storage

Products Not Affected

  • 7-Mode Transition Tool
  • AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) - A700s
  • ATTO FibreBridge
  • Active IQ Performance Analytics Services
  • Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager) for Linux 7.3 and above
  • Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager) for Windows 7.3 and above
  • Active IQ mobile app
  • Brocade Fabric Operating System Firmware
  • Brocade Network Advisor Software
  • Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Clustered Data ONTAP Antivirus Connector
  • Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode
  • 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 HealthTools
  • Element Software (formerly SolidFire Element OS)
  • Element plug-in for vCenter Server (formerly VCP)
  • FAS/AFF Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  • FAS/AFF System Firmware
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Unix and Linux
  • Host Utilities - SAN for Windows
  • MetroCluster Tiebreaker for clustered Data ONTAP
  • NetApp Cloud Backup OST Plug-in (formerly AltaVault OST Plug-in)
  • NetApp Converged Systems Advisor
  • NetApp Data Availability Services
  • NetApp Data Broker
  • NetApp E-Series Performance Analyzer
  • NetApp HCI Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  • NetApp HCI Compute Nodes
  • NetApp HCI Storage Nodes
  • 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 SolidFire Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  • NetApp SolidFire Plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator (SolidFire vRO)
  • NetApp Storage Encryption
  • NetApp VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP 7.2 and above
  • OnCommand API Services
  • OnCommand Cloud Manager
  • OnCommand Insight
  • OnCommand System Manager 3.x
  • OnCommand System Manager 9.x
  • OnCommand Unified Manager for 7-Mode (core package)
  • OnCommand Workflow Automation
  • Open Systems SnapVault Agent
  • RAID Controller CTS2600 Legacy Engenio
  • SANtricity Unified Manager
  • SAS Firmware
  • Service Processor
  • Single Mailbox Recovery
  • Snap Creator Framework
  • SnapCenter
  • 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
  • SolidFire Storage Replication Adapter
  • SolidFire VSS Provider
  • Storage Replication Adapter for Clustered Data ONTAP for VMware vSphere 7.2 and above
  • Storage Replication Adapter for Clustered Data ONTAP for Windows 7.2 and above
  • Storage Services Connector
  • StorageGRID (formerly StorageGRID Webscale)
  • StorageGRID Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  • StorageGRID Webscale NAS Bridge
  • StorageGRID9 (9.x and prior)
  • System Setup
  • Trident
  • Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere 7.2 and above

Software Versions and Fixes

NetApp's currently available patches are listed below.


Product First Fixed in Release
Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager) for VMware vSphere 9.5 and above https://mysupport.netapp.com/products/activeiq_um/9.6P1/

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/

https://mysupport.netapp.com/products/index.html

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-20190809-0002

Revision History

Revision # Date Comments
1.0 20190809 Initial Public Release
2.0 20190813 Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere 7.2 and above, Storage Replication Adapter for Clustered Data ONTAP for VMware vSphere 7.2 and above and NetApp VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP 7.2 and above moved to Products Not Affected
3.0 20190814 Element Software Management Node moved to Affected Products
4.0 20190820 Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode, E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 8.x, E-Series SANtricity OS Controller Software 11.x, StorageGRID (formerly StorageGRID Webscale), StorageGRID9 (9.x and prior) and StorageGRID Webscale NAS Bridge moved to Products Not Affected
5.0 20190821 ONTAP Select Deploy administration utility moved to Affected Products and Clustered Data ONTAP moved to Products Not Affected
6.0 20190823 Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager) for VMware vSphere 9.5 and above moved to Affected Products
7.0 20190910 FAS/AFF System Firmware moved to Products Not Affected
8.0 20191119 Active IQ Unified Manager (formerly OnCommand Unified Manager) for VMware vSphere 9.5 and above added to Software Versions and Fixes

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