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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-17182: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-1086)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-17182: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-1086)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/19/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
10/05/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 4.18.8. The vmacache_flush_all function in mm/vmacache.c mishandles sequence number overflows. An attacker can trigger a use-after-free (and possibly gain privileges) via certain thread creation, map, unmap, invalidation, and dereference operations.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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