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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2012-58) (CVE-2012-1568)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2012-58) (CVE-2012-1568)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
05/17/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/28/2014
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The ExecShield feature in a certain Red Hat patch for the Linux kernel in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 and Fedora 15 and 16 does not properly handle use of many shared libraries by a 32-bit executable file, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism by leveraging a predictable base address for one of these libraries.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo-common-i686
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-headers

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo-common-i686
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-headers

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