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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5243: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-726)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5243: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-726)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
06/27/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/01/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The tipc_nl_compat_link_dump function in net/tipc/netlink_compat.c in the Linux kernel through 4.6.3 does not properly copy a certain string, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory by reading a Netlink message.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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