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amazonAmazonALAS-2019-1278
HistorySep 13, 2019 - 10:43 p.m.

Low: kernel

2019-09-1322:43:00
alas.aws.amazon.com
127

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

5.1%

Issue Overview:

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel in the hid_debug_events_read() function in the drivers/hid/hid-debug.c file. A lack of the certain checks may allow a privileged user (“root”) to achieve an out-of-bounds write and thus receiving user space buffer corruption.(CVE-2018-9516)

Note: The Release Date is incorrect. This CVE was fixed July 2018

Affected Packages:

kernel

Issue Correction:
Run _yum update kernel _ and reboot the instance to update your system.

New Packages:

i686:  
    kernel-headers-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-devel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    perf-debuginfo-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    perf-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
    kernel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.i686  
  
src:  
    kernel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.src  
  
x86_64:  
    kernel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-devel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-devel-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-debuginfo-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    perf-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  
    kernel-headers-4.14.55-62.37.amzn1.x86_64  

Additional References

Red Hat: CVE-2018-9516

Mitre: CVE-2018-9516

7.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

0.0004 Low

EPSS

Percentile

5.1%