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Amazon Linux 2 : kernel (ALASKERNEL-5.10-2022-019)

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The version of kernel installed on the remote host is prior to 5.10.135-122.509. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2KERNEL-5.10-2022-019 advisory. - Aliases in the branch predictor may cause some AMD processors to predict the wrong branch type potentially leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2022-23825) - Non-transparent sharing of return predictor targets between contexts in some Intel(R) Processors may allow an authorized user to potentially enable information disclosure via local access. (CVE-2022-26373) - Mis-trained branch predictions for return instructions may allow arbitrary speculative code execution under certain microarchitecture-dependent conditions. (CVE-2022-29900) - Intel microprocessor generations 6 to 8 are affected by a new Spectre variant that is able to bypass their retpoline mitigation in the kernel to leak arbitrary data. An attacker with unprivileged user access can hijack return instructions to achieve arbitrary speculative code execution under certain microarchitecture-dependent conditions. (CVE-2022-29901) - The Linux kernel before 5.18.13 lacks a certain clear operation for the block starting symbol (.bss). This allows Xen PV guest OS users to cause a denial of service or gain privileges. (CVE-2022-36123) - An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel through 5.18.14. xfrm_expand_policies in net/xfrm/xfrm_policy.c can cause a refcount to be dropped twice. (CVE-2022-36879) - nfqnl_mangle in net/netfilter/nfnetlink_queue.c in the Linux kernel through 5.18.14 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) because, in the case of an nf_queue verdict with a one-byte nfta_payload attribute, an skb_pull can encounter a negative skb->len. (CVE-2022-36946) - A bug in the IMA subsystem was discovered which would incorrectly allow kexec to be used when kernel lockdown was enabled (CVE-2022-21505) (CVE-2022-21505, CVE-2022-28693) - AMD: CVE-2022-23816 AMD CPU Branch Type Confusion (CVE-2022-23816) Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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