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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-648) (multiple CVEs)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-648) (multiple CVEs)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/07/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/12/2016
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

** DISPUTED ** kernel/ptrace.c in the Linux kernel through 4.4.1 mishandles uid and gid mappings, which allows local users to gain privileges by establishing a user namespace, waiting for a root process to enter that namespace with an unsafe uid or gid, and then using the ptrace system call. NOTE: the vendor states "there is no kernel bug here."

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
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-perf
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-perf-debuginfo

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
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-perf
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-perf-debuginfo

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