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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's Event Poll (epoll)
subsystem handled large, nested epoll structures. A local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
A malicious Network File System version 4 (NFSv4) server could return
a crafted reply to a GETACL request, causing a denial of service on
The rds_ib_xmit function in net/rds/ib_send.c in the Reliable Datagram
Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel 3.7.4 and
earlier allows local users to cause a denial of service (BUG_ON and
kernel panic) by establishing an RDS connection with the source IP
address equal to the IPoIB interface's own IP address, as demonstrated
See also :
Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system. You will need to reboot
your system in order for the new kernel to be running.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 69590 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-1083CVE-2011-4131CVE-2012-2372
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