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 :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799209
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800813
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=803793
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804947
http://www.nessus.org/u?8c13323b

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69665 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1097
CVE-2012-1146
CVE-2012-1179
CVE-2012-1568