Amazon Linux AMI : kernel Privilege Escalation (ALAS-2013-190)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way index into perf_swevent_enabled array was
sanitized. A local, unprivileged user could leverage this flaw to gain
elevated privileges on the system.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update kernel' to update the system. A reboot will be
necessary for the new kernel to be loaded.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73126 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59846

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2094