Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2014-317)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73236

Synopsis

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

Description

The sctp_sf_do_5_1D_ce function in net/sctp/sm_statefuns.c in the Linux kernel through 3.13.6 does not validate certain auth_enable and auth_capable fields before making an sctp_sf_authenticate call, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) via an SCTP handshake with a modified INIT chunk and a crafted AUTH chunk before a COOKIE_ECHO chunk.

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-2014-317.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73236

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-317.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/28

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A: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-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:kernel-headers, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0101

ALAS: 2014-317