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amazonAmazonALAS-2015-610
HistoryNov 23, 2015 - 1:41 p.m.

Medium: kernel

2015-11-2313:41:00
alas.aws.amazon.com
29

2.1 Low

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

0.0005 Low

EPSS

Percentile

17.0%

Issue Overview:

A denial of service vulnerability was discovered in the keyring function’s garbage collector in the Linux kernel. The flaw allowed any local user account to trigger a kernel panic. (CVE-2015-7872)

Affected Packages:

kernel

Issue Correction:
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.

New Packages:

i686:  
    kernel-devel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    perf-debuginfo-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    perf-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-headers-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.i686  
  
noarch:  
    kernel-doc-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.noarch  
  
src:  
    kernel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.src  
  
x86_64:  
    kernel-headers-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-debuginfo-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-devel-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-4.1.13-18.26.amzn1.x86_64  

Additional References

Red Hat: CVE-2015-7872

Mitre: CVE-2015-7872

2.1 Low

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

0.0005 Low

EPSS

Percentile

17.0%