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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2383: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-669)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2383: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-669)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
04/27/2016
Created
03/19/2019
Added
04/27/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The adjust_branches function in kernel/bpf/verifier.c in the Linux kernel before 4.5 does not consider the delta in the backward-jump case, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by creating a packet filter and then loading crafted BPF instructions.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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