Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALAS-2018-1133)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 119787
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Synopsis

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

Description

A security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in a way that the cleancache subsystem clears an inode after the final file truncation (removal). The new file created with the same inode may contain leftover pages from cleancache and the old file data instead of the new one.(CVE-2018-16862)

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.19. An information leak in cdrom_ioctl_select_disc in drivers/cdrom/cdrom.c could be used by local attackers to read kernel memory because a cast from unsigned long to int interferes with bounds checking.(CVE-2018-18710)

A NULL pointer dereference security flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the vcpu_scan_ioapic() function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c. This allows local users with certain privileges to cause a denial of service via a crafted system call to the KVM subsystem.(CVE-2018-19407)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1133.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119787

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1133.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/20/2018

Updated: 3/27/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-18710

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/19/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/29/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16862, CVE-2018-18710, CVE-2018-19407

ALAS: 2018-1133