Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2012-118)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

The rds_recvmsg function in net/rds/recv.c in the Linux kernel before
3.0.44 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows
local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel
stack memory via a (1) recvfrom or (2) recvmsg system call on an RDS

See also :

Solution :

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 :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69608 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3430