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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-5803: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-993)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-5803: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2018-993)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
04/19/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/11/2018
Modified
08/25/2020

Description

In the Linux Kernel before version 4.15.8, 4.14.25, 4.9.87, 4.4.121, 4.1.51, and 3.2.102, an error in the "_sctp_make_chunk()" function (net/sctp/sm_make_chunk.c) when handling SCTP packets length can be exploited to cause a kernel crash.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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