Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2018-1044)
High Nessus Plugin ID 110783
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA NULL pointer dereference issue was found in the Linux kernel. If the close() and fchownat() system calls share a socket file descriptor as an argument, then the two calls can race and trigger a NULL pointer dereference leading to a system crash and a denial of service.(CVE-2018-12232)
SolutionRun 'yum update kernel' and reboot the instance to update your system.