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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-2616: Security patch for util-linux (ALAS-2017-823)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-2616: Security patch for util-linux (ALAS-2017-823)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
02/23/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/03/2017
Modified
05/03/2019

Description

A race condition was found in util-linux before 2.32.1 in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-util-linux

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