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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8655: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-772)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8655: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-772)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/07/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/09/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Race condition in net/packet/af_packet.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.12 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) by leveraging the CAP_NET_RAW capability to change a socket version, related to the packet_set_ring and packet_setsockopt functions.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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