Amazon Linux AMI : kernel Privilege Escalation (ALAS-2013-190)
High Nessus Plugin ID 73126
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way index into perf_swevent_enabled array was sanitized. A local, unprivileged user could leverage this flaw to gain elevated privileges on the system.
SolutionRun 'yum update kernel' to update the system. A reboot will be necessary for the new kernel to be loaded.