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Amazon Linux AMI: ALAS-2019-1253: Security patch for kernel

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Amazon Linux AMI: ALAS-2019-1253: Security patch for kernel

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/06/2019
Created
08/09/2019
Added
08/07/2019
Modified
08/07/2019

Description

There is a newly discovered variant side-channel attack of Spectre V1 which leverages SWAPGS instructions to bypass KPTI/KVA mitigations. This could lead to a kernel information disclosure

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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