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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-2671: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-2671: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
04/05/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/11/2017
Modified
09/19/2018

Description

The ping_unhash function in net/ipv4/ping.c in the Linux kernel through 4.10.8 is too late in obtaining a certain lock and consequently cannot ensure that disconnect function calls are safe, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) by leveraging access to the protocol value of IPPROTO_ICMP in a socket system call.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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