Amazon Linux AMI : kernel Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2013-148)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way a new node's hot
added memory was propagated to other nodes' zonelists. By utilizing
this newly added memory from one of the remaining nodes, a local,
unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2012-5517)

kernel: stack disclosure in binfmt_script load_script()
(CVE-2012-4530)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6c52dc62

Solution :

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69707 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4530
CVE-2012-5517