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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-15951: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-925)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-15951: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-925)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/27/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/21/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.13.10 does not correctly synchronize the actions of updating versus finding a key in the "negative" state to avoid a race condition, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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