Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2012-34)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The Linux kernel before 3.2.2 does not properly restrict SG_IO ioctl
calls, which allows local users to bypass intended restrictions on
disk read and write operations by sending a SCSI command to (1) a
partition block device or (2) an LVM volume.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ac276d60

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69641 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4127