Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2018-1087)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117924

Synopsis

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

Description

NOTE: CVE-2018-14634 was already fixed in the 4.14 kernel released with the 2018.03 AMI release. The advisory release date does not accurately reflect the date this was fixed. The actual date of the fix being released is: 2018-04-23.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel's create_elf_tables() function. An unprivileged local user with access to SUID (or otherwise privileged) binary could use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system. This issue has been give the code name Mutagen Astronomy.(CVE-2018-14634)

Solution

If you are already running a 4.14 kernel, no action is required.

If you are running an older kernel, run 'yum update kernel' and reboot your instance to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2018-1087.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117924

File Name: ala_ALAS-2018-1087.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/05

Modified: 2018/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-i686, 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, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14634

ALAS: 2018-1087