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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8666: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-762)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8666: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-762)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
10/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/11/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The IP stack in the Linux kernel before 4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact by triggering use of the GRO path for packets with tunnel stacking, as demonstrated by interleaved IPv4 headers and GRE headers, a related issue to CVE-2016-7039.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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