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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8650: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-782)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8650: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-782)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
11/27/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/05/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The mpi_powm function in lib/mpi/mpi-pow.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.11 does not ensure that memory is allocated for limb data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption and panic) via an add_key system call for an RSA key with a zero exponent.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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