Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALAS-2018-1046)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111334

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

The fs/ext4/inline.c:ext4_read_inline_data() function in the Linux kernel performs a memcpy with an untrusted length value in certain circumstances involving a crafted filesystem that stores the system.data extended attribute value in a dedicated inode. The unbound copy can cause memory corruption or possible privilege escalation.(CVE-2018-11412)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' and restart the instance to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1046.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111334

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1046.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/26

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11412

ALAS: 2018-1046