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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-5967: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-5967: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-828)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/14/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/11/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The time subsystem in the Linux kernel through 4.9.9, when CONFIG_TIMER_STATS is enabled, allows local users to discover real PID values (as distinguished from PID values inside a PID namespace) by reading the /proc/timer_list file, related to the print_timer function in kernel/time/timer_list.c and the __timer_stats_timer_set_start_info function in kernel/time/timer.c.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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