Amazon Linux AMI Update: kernel / openssh Denial of Service (ALAS-2014-319)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Due to a problem with the configuration of kernels 3.10.34-37 and
3.10.34-38 and their interaction with the authentication modules
stack, the sshd daemon that is part of the openssh package will no
longer allow remote logins following a restart of the sshd service.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?70e74915

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73569 ()

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