Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALAS-2019-1232)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 126956
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VPR Score: 7.7

Synopsis

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

Description

An infinite loop issue was found in the vhost_net kernel module while handling incoming packets in handle_rx(). The infinite loop could occur if one end sends packets faster than the other end can process them. A guest user, maybe a remote one, could use this flaw to stall the vhost_net kernel thread, resulting in a DoS scenario.
(CVE-2019-3900)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel where the coredump implementation does not use locking or other mechanisms to prevent vma layout or vma flags changes while it runs. This allows local users to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service (DoS), or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering a race condition with mmget_not_zero or get_task_mm calls. (CVE-2019-11599)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1232.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 126956

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1232.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/24/2019

Updated: 2/1/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 7.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-11599

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/18/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11599, CVE-2019-3900

ALAS: 2019-1232