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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-3961: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-703)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-3961: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-703)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
04/15/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/18/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Xen and the Linux kernel through 4.5.x do not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in x86 PV guests, which allows local PV guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by attempting to access a hugetlbfs mapped area.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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