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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-9083: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-772)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-9083: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-772)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/27/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/09/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

drivers/vfio/pci/vfio_pci.c in the Linux kernel through 4.8.11 allows local users to bypass integer overflow checks, and cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or have unspecified other impact, by leveraging access to a vfio PCI device file for a VFIO_DEVICE_SET_IRQS ioctl call, aka a "state machine confusion bug."

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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