Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2013-258)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple buffer underflows in the XFS implementation in the Linux
kernel through 3.12.1 allow local users to cause a denial of service
(memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact by
leveraging the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability for a (1)
call with a crafted length value, related to the
xfs_attrlist_by_handle function in fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl.c and the
xfs_compat_attrlist_by_handle function in fs/xfs/xfs_ioctl32.c.

See also :

Solution :

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71398 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6382

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