Medium: kernel

2012-01-06T10:19:00
ID ALAS-2012-34
Type amazon
Reporter Amazon
Modified 2014-09-14T15:11:00

Description

Issue Overview:

The Linux kernel before 3.2.2 does not properly restrict SG_IO ioctl calls, which allows local users to bypass intended restrictions on disk read and write operations by sending a SCSI command to (1) a partition block device or (2) an LVM volume.

Affected Packages:

kernel

Issue Correction:
Run yum update kernel to update your system. You will need to reboot your system in order for the new kernel to be running.

New Packages:

i686:  
    kernel-headers-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-devel-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.i686  
    perf-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.i686

noarch:  
    kernel-doc-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.noarch

src:  
    kernel-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.src

x86_64:  
    kernel-debuginfo-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-headers-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-devel-2.6.35.14-106.53.amzn1.x86_64