The IBM Power9 processor is used on IBM i. IBM i has addressed the applicable CVE.
DESCRIPTION: IBM Power9 processors could allow a local user to obtain sensitive information from the data in the L1 cache under extenuating circumstances.
CVSS Base score: 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/189296 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
The issue can be fixed by applying PTFs to IBM i. Releases 7.4 7.3, 7.2 and 7.1 of IBM i are supported and will be fixed.
The IBM i PTF numbers are:
Release 7.4 – MF68089 and MF68090
Release 7.3 – MF68094 and MF68095
Release 7.2 – MF68096 and MF68097
Release 7.1 – MF67706
Workarounds and Mitigations
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19 Nov 2020: Initial Publication
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19 November 2020