Amazon Linux AMI : kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2012-58)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update addresses a number of security vulnerabilities :

regset: Prevent NULL pointer reference on readonly regsets (BZ 799209)

mm: memcg: unregistring of events attached to the same eventfd can
lead to oops (BZ 800813)

thp:__split_huge_page() mapcount != page_mapcount BUG_ON() (BZ 803793)

execshield: predictable ascii armour base address (BZ 804947)

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69665 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1097