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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4558: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-703)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4558: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-703)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/18/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/18/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The BPF subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.5.5 mishandles reference counts, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (use-after-free) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted application on (1) a system with more than 32 Gb of memory, related to the program reference count or (2) a 1 Tb system, related to the map reference count.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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