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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-20169: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1145)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-20169: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1145)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/17/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
01/12/2019
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 4.19.9. The USB subsystem mishandles size checks during the reading of an extra descriptor, related to __usb_get_extra_descriptor in drivers/usb/core/usb.c.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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