Amazon Linux AMI : kernel / nvidia (ALAS-2013-154)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The xen_failsafe_callback function in Xen for the Linux kernel 2.6.23
and other versions, when running a 32-bit PVOPS guest, allows local
users to cause a denial of service (guest crash) by triggering an iret
fault, leading to use of an incorrect stack pointer and stack

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update kernel nvidia' to update your system. You will need to
reboot your system in order for the new kernel to be running.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69713 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0190

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