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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2018-10896: Security patch for cloud-init (ALAS-2021-1576)

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Amazon Linux AMI 2: CVE-2018-10896: Security patch for cloud-init (ALAS-2021-1576)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
08/01/2018
Created
01/09/2021
Added
01/08/2021
Modified
01/08/2021

Description

The default cloud-init configuration, in cloud-init 0.6.2 and newer, included "ssh_deletekeys: 0", disabling cloud-init's deletion of ssh host keys. In some environments, this could lead to instances created by cloning a golden master or template system, sharing ssh host keys, and being able to impersonate one another or conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-ami-2-upgrade-cloud-init

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