Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2012-78)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The rio_ioctl function in drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/dl2k.c in the
Linux kernel before 3.3.7 does not restrict access to the SIOCSMIIREG
command, which allows local users to write data to an Ethernet adapter
via an ioctl call.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ee9b537a

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 : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69685 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2313