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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
The ipv6_create_tempaddr function in net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the Linux
kernel through 3.8 does not properly handle problems with the
generation of IPv6 temporary addresses, which allows remote attackers
to cause a denial of service (excessive retries and address-generation
outage), and consequently obtain sensitive information, via ICMPv6
Router Advertisement (RA) messages.
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 :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.2
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 70232 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0343
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