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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2550: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-669)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2550: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-669)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
04/27/2016
Created
03/19/2019
Added
04/27/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The Linux kernel before 4.5 allows local users to bypass file-descriptor limits and cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging incorrect tracking of descriptor ownership and sending each descriptor over a UNIX socket before closing it. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2013-4312.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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