Amazon Linux AMI : kernel Denial of Service (ALAS-2012-45)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update addresses a jbd2 issue in which an unmapped buffer with
_Unwritten or _Delay flags set can lead to a denial of service.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e1d02cbe

Solution :

Run 'yum upgrade kernel' to upgrade your system. You will need to
reboot your system for the new kernel to be loaded.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69652 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4086