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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-16994: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-937)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-16994: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-937)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/27/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/22/2017
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The walk_hugetlb_range function in mm/pagewalk.c in the Linux kernel before 4.14.2 mishandles holes in hugetlb ranges, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized kernel memory via crafted use of the mincore() system call.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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