Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2022-1577)

high Nessus Plugin ID 159561

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 4.14.273-140.502. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2022-1577 advisory.

- A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in linux/net/netfilter/nf_tables_api.c of the netfilter subsystem.
This flaw allows a local user to cause an out-of-bounds write issue. (CVE-2022-1015) (CVE-2022-1015, CVE-2022-1016)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2022-1577.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-1015.html

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/cve/html/CVE-2022-1016.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 159561

File Name: ala_ALAS-2022-1577.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/6/2022

Updated: 4/6/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-1016

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/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-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: 4/4/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/4/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-1015, CVE-2022-1016

ALAS: 2022-1577