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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-17712: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-944)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-17712: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-944)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/15/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/01/2018
Modified
06/21/2018

Description

The raw_sendmsg() function in net/ipv4/raw.c in the Linux kernel through 4.14.6 has a race condition in inet->hdrincl that leads to uninitialized stack pointer usage; this allows a local user to execute code and gain privileges.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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