Medium: kernel

2017-06-22T19:10:00
ID ALAS-2017-846
Type amazon
Reporter Amazon
Modified 2017-06-22T22:52:00

Description

Issue Overview:

Module reference leak due to improper shut down of callback channel on umount:
The NFSv4 implementation in the Linux kernel through 4.11.1 allows local users to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) by leveraging improper channel callback shutdown when unmounting an NFSv4 filesystem, aka a "module reference and kernel daemon" leak. (CVE-2017-9059 __)

Incorrect overwrite check in ip6_append_data():
The
ip6_append_data function in net/ipv6/ip6_output.c in the Linux kernel through 4.11.3 is too late in checking whether an overwrite of an skb data structure may occur, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted system calls. (CVE-2017-9242 __)

Double free in the inet_csk_clone_lock function in net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c:
The inet_csk_clone_lock function in net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c in the Linux kernel allows attackers to cause a denial of service (double free) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging use of the accept system call. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, leading to a crash. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-8890 __)

net: tcp_v6_syn_recv_sock function mishandles inheritance:
The tcp_v6_syn_recv_sock function in net/ipv6/tcp_ipv6.c in the Linux kernel mishandles inheritance, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890 __. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, leading to a crash. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-9077 __)

net: IPv6 DCCP implementation mishandles inheritance
The IPv6 DCCP implementation in the Linux kernel mishandles inheritance, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890 __. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, leading to a crash. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-9076 __)

net: sctp_v6_create_accept_sk function mishandles inheritance:
The sctp_v6_create_accept_sk function in net/sctp/ipv6.c in the Linux kernel mishandles inheritance, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls, a related issue to CVE-2017-8890 __. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to induce kernel memory corruption on the system, leading to a crash. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely.(CVE-2017-9075 __)

net: IPv6 fragmentation implementation of nexthdr field may be associated with an invalid option:
The IPv6 fragmentation implementation in the Linux kernel does not consider that the nexthdr field may be associated with an invalid option, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and BUG) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted socket and send system calls. Due to the nature of the flaw, privilege escalation cannot be fully ruled out, although we believe it is unlikely. (CVE-2017-9074 __)

Affected Packages:

kernel

Issue Correction:
Run yum update kernel to update your system.

New Packages:

i686:  
    kernel-devel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    perf-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    perf-debuginfo-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-headers-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.i686

noarch:  
    kernel-doc-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.noarch

src:  
    kernel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.src

x86_64:  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-headers-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-debuginfo-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-devel-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-4.9.32-15.41.amzn1.x86_64