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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-8108: Security patch for lynis (ALAS-2017-847)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-8108: Security patch for lynis (ALAS-2017-847)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/08/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/23/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Unspecified tests in Lynis before 2.5.0 allow local users to write to arbitrary files or possibly gain privileges via a symlink attack on a temporary file.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-lynis

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-lynis

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