Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2017-786)

high Nessus Plugin ID 96632
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Synopsis

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

Description

The sg implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict write operations in situations where the KERNEL_DS option is set, which allows local users to read or write to arbitrary kernel memory locations or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging access to a /dev/sg device, related to block/bsg.c and drivers/scsi/sg.c. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-9576 .

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-2017-786.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96632

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-786.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/20/2017

Updated: 9/4/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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: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: 1/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10088

ALAS: 2017-786