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Amazon Linux Local Check: alas-2016-642

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

Perception Point Research identified a use-after-free vulnerability, representing a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel. Their post contains a detailed analysis of the bug.kernel-4.1.13-19.30.amzn1 and earlier versions are impacted.

Solution

Solution

Run yum clean all followed by yum update kernel to update your system. You will need to reboot your system in order for the new kernel to be running.

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