Amazon Linux: Security Advisory (ALAS-2013-257)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

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

It was discovered that dracut created initramfs images as world readable. A local user could possibly use this flaw to obtain sensitive information from these files, such as iSCSI authentication passwords, encrypted root file system crypttab passwords, or other information. (CVE-2012-4453 )

Solution

Solution

Run yum update dracut to update your system.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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