Amazon Linux: Security Advisory (ALAS-2013-190)

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

5 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update announced via the referenced Security Advisory.

Insight

Insight

The perf_swevent_init function in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 uses an incorrect integer data type, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted perf_event_open system call.

Solution

Solution

Run 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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