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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-1000199: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-1023)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-1000199: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-1023)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
05/01/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/31/2018
Modified
09/07/2018

Description

The Linux Kernel version 3.18 contains a dangerous feature vulnerability in modify_user_hw_breakpoint() that can result in crash and possibly memory corruption. This attack appear to be exploitable via local code execution and the ability to use ptrace. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in git commit f67b15037a7a50c57f72e69a6d59941ad90a0f0f.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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