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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-7097: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-805)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-7097: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-805)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
10/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/07/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.8.2 preserves the setgid bit during a setxattr call, which allows local users to gain group privileges by leveraging the existence of a setgid program with restrictions on execute permissions.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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