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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-6974: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1165)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-6974: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1165)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/15/2019
Created
03/19/2019
Added
03/05/2019
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

In the Linux kernel before 4.20.8, kvm_ioctl_create_device in virt/kvm/kvm_main.c mishandles reference counting because of a race condition, leading to a use-after-free.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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