Amazon Linux AMI : kernel (ALAS-2017-811)
High Nessus Plugin ID 99038
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe skbs processed by ip_cmsg_recv() are not guaranteed to be linear (e.g. when sending UDP packets over loopback with MSGMORE). Using csum_partial() on potentially the whole skb len is dangerous; instead be on the safe side and use skb_checksum(). This may lead to an infoleak as the kernel memory may be checksummed and sent as part of the packet. (CVE-2017-6347)
It was discovered that xfrm_replay_verify_len(), as called by xfrm_new_ae(), did not verify that the user-specified replay_window was within the replay state buffer. This allowed for out-of-bounds reads and writes of kernel memory.(CVE-2017-7184)
SolutionRun 'yum update kernel' to update your system.