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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4997: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-718)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-4997: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-718)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/03/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/03/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The compat IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE and IP6T_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt implementations in the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.6.3 allow local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) by leveraging in-container root access to provide a crafted offset value that triggers an unintended decrement.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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