Amazon Linux AMI : kernel Privilege Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-122)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Bugzilla #850449: (CVE-2012-3520) kernel: af_netlink: invalid handling
of SCM_CREDENTIALS passing

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=850449
http://www.nessus.org/u?10f5c35c

Solution :

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69612 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3520