Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALAS-2023-2328)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 184278


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


The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 4.14.327-246.539. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2328 advisory.

2024-07-03: CVE-2023-52574 was added to this advisory.

2024-06-06: CVE-2023-52567 was added to this advisory.

2024-04-11: CVE-2023-42754 was added to this advisory.

A flaw in the kernel Xen event handler can cause a deadlock with Xen console handling in unprivileged Xen guests. (CVE-2023-34324)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel ipv4 stack. The socket buffer (skb) was assumed to be associated with a device before calling __ip_options_compile, which is not always the case if the skb is re-routed by ipvs. This issue may allow a local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to crash the system. (CVE-2023-42754)

In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

serial: 8250_port: Check IRQ data before use (CVE-2023-52567)

In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

team: fix null-ptr-deref when team device type is changed (CVE-2023-52574)

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the tested product security advisory.

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


Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 184278

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2328.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/2/2023

Updated: 7/5/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:M/C:N/I:N/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-34324


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-42754

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-tools-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-livepatch-4.14.327-246.539, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python-perf

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: 10/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-34324, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-52567, CVE-2023-52574