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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-8980: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1179)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-8980: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2019-1179)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
02/21/2019
Created
04/22/2019
Added
04/01/2019
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

A memory leak in the kernel_read_file function in fs/exec.c in the Linux kernel through 4.20.11 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by triggering vfs_read failures.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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