Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2019-1222) (SACK Panic) (SACK Slowness)

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Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-2019-11477 , CVE-2019-11478 and CVE-2019-11479 describe vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel that can be remotely exploited using a specially crafted TCP connection, crashing the targeted system.

The latest Amazon Linux AMIs as available in AWS EC2 already contain these kernels and are not vulnerable.

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' and reboot to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2019-1222.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125955

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1222.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/18/2019

Updated: 1/10/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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-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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/19/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, CVE-2019-11479

ALAS: 2019-1222