Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALAS-2020-1399)

high Nessus Plugin ID 134327
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Synopsis

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

Description

In the Linux kernel before 5.1, there is a memory leak in
__feat_register_sp() in net/dccp/feat.c, which may cause denial of service, aka CID-1d3ff0950e2b. (CVE-2019-20096)

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.0.10.
SMB2_negotiate in fs/cifs/smb2pdu.c has an out-of-bounds read because data structures are incompletely updated after a change from smb30 to smb21. (CVE-2019-15918)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2020-1399.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 134327

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1399.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/9/2020

Updated: 3/11/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-livepatch-4.14.171-136.231, 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: 3/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15918, CVE-2019-20096

ALAS: 2020-1399