This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
It was found that the data_len parameter of the sock_alloc_send_pskb()
function in the Linux kernel's networking implementation was not
validated before use. A local user with access to a TUN/TAP virtual
interface could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially,
escalate their privileges. Note that unprivileged users cannot access
TUN/TAP devices until the root user grants them access. (CVE-2012-2136
See also :
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 :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 69690 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2136