Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2015-610)

low Nessus Plugin ID 87014
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Synopsis

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

Description

A denial of service vulnerability was discovered in the keyring function's garbage collector in the Linux kernel. The flaw allowed any local user account to trigger a kernel panic. (CVE-2015-7872)

Solution

Run 'yum clean all' followed by '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-2015-610.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 87014

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-610.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/24/2015

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

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: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

Patch Publication Date: 11/23/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7872

ALAS: 2015-610