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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-7533: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-870)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-7533: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2017-870)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/03/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/18/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Race condition in the fsnotify implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.12.4 allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted application that leverages simultaneous execution of the inotify_handle_event and vfs_rename functions.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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