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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5696: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-726)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5696: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-726)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/06/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/22/2016
Modified
09/19/2018

Description

net/ipv4/tcp_input.c in the Linux kernel before 4.7 does not properly determine the rate of challenge ACK segments, which makes it easier for remote attackers to hijack TCP sessions via a blind in-window attack.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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