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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-1125: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1253)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-1125: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1253)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
08/07/2019
Created
08/15/2019
Added
08/13/2019
Modified
09/06/2019

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From ALAS-2019-1253:

There is a newly discovered variant side-channel attack of Spectre V1 which leverages SWAPGS instructions to bypass KPTI/KVA mitigations. This could lead to a kernel information disclosure

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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