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

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The ExecShield feature does not properly handle use of many shared
libraries by a 32-bit executable file, which makes it easier for
context-dependent attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism by
leveraging a predictable base address for one of these libraries.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8c13323b

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 :

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: 69665 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1568