Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2012-55)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69662
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's XFS file system implementation handled links with overly long path names.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges by mounting a specially crafted disk. (CVE-2011-4077 , Moderate)

Flaws in ghash_update() and ghash_final() could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4081 , Moderate)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Journaling Block Device (JBD).
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system by mounting a specially crafted ext3 or ext4 disk. (CVE-2011-4132 , Moderate)

It was found that the kvm_vm_ioctl_assign_device() function in the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) subsystem of a Linux kernel did not check if the user requesting device assignment was privileged or not.
A local, unprivileged user on the host could assign unused PCI devices, or even devices that were in use and whose resources were not properly claimed by the respective drivers, which could result in the host crashing. (CVE-2011-4347 , Moderate)

Two flaws were found in the way the Linux kernel's __sys_sendmsg() function, when invoked via the sendmmsg() system call, accessed user-space memory. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4594 , Moderate)

A previous update introduced an integer overflow flaw in the Linux kernel. On PowerPC systems, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4611 , Moderate)

A flaw was found in the way the KVM subsystem of a Linux kernel handled PIT (Programmable Interval Timer) IRQs (interrupt requests) when there was no virtual interrupt controller set up. A local, unprivileged user on the host could force this situation to occur, resulting in the host crashing. (CVE-2011-4622 , Moderate)

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's XFS file system implementation handled on-disk Access Control Lists (ACLs). A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges by mounting a specially crafted disk.
(CVE-2012-0038 , Moderate)

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor implementation emulated the syscall instruction for 32-bit guests. An unprivileged guest user could trigger this flaw to crash the guest.
(CVE-2012-0045 , Moderate)

A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the Linux kernel's igmp_heard_query() function. An attacker able to send certain IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) packets to a target system could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0207 , Moderate)

Solution

Run 'yum update kernel' to update your system. You will need to reboot your system in order for the new kernel to be running.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-55.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69662

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-55.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 7/31/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:perf, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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: 9/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2011-4081, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2011-4594, CVE-2011-4611, CVE-2011-4622, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-0207

ALAS: 2012-55

RHSA: 2012:0350