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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2015-2925: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2015-603)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2015-2925: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2015-603)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/16/2015
Created
03/19/2019
Added
09/19/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The prepend_path function in fs/dcache.c in the Linux kernel before 4.2.4 does not properly handle rename actions inside a bind mount, which allows local users to bypass an intended container protection mechanism by renaming a directory, related to a "double-chroot attack."

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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