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Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2014-370

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

3.7

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

A quoting issue was found in chkrootkit which would lead to a file in /tmp/ being executed, if /tmp/ was mounted without the noexec option. chkrootkit is typically run as the root user. A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.

Solution

Solution

Run yum update chkrootkit to update your system.

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