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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4951: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-718)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4951: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-718)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/23/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/14/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The tipc_nl_publ_dump function in net/tipc/socket.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6 does not verify socket existence, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a dumpit operation.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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