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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-5489: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1214)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-5489: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1214)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
01/07/2019
Created
06/04/2019
Added
05/31/2019
Modified
05/31/2019

Description

The mincore() implementation in mm/mincore.c in the Linux kernel through 4.19.13 allowed local attackers to observe page cache access patterns of other processes on the same system, potentially allowing sniffing of secret information. (Fixing this affects the output of the fincore program.) Limited remote exploitation may be possible, as demonstrated by latency differences in accessing public files from an Apache HTTP Server.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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