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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-6074: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-805)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-6074: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-805)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/18/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/07/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Linux kernel through 4.9.11 mishandles DCCP_PKT_REQUEST packet data structures in the LISTEN state, which allows local users to obtain root privileges or cause a denial of service (double free) via an application that makes an IPV6_RECVPKTINFO setsockopt system call.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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