ALAS2-2021-1699


Amazon Linux 2 Security Advisory: ALAS-2021-1699
Advisory Release Date: 2021-08-13 17:31 Pacific
Advisory Updated Date: 2021-08-16 18:01 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2021-22543 

Issue Overview:

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM implementation, where improper handing of the VM_IO|VM_PFNMAP VMAs in KVM bypasses RO checks and leads to pages being freed while still accessible by the VMM and guest. This flaw allows users who can start and control a VM to read/write random pages of memory, resulting in local privilege escalation. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, and system availability. (CVE-2021-22543)


Affected Packages:

kernel


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

New Packages:
aarch64:
    kernel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-headers-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-aarch64-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    perf-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    perf-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    python-perf-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    python-perf-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-tools-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-tools-devel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-devel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64
    kernel-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.aarch64

i686:
    kernel-headers-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.i686

src:
    kernel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.src

x86_64:
    kernel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-headers-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    perf-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    perf-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    python-perf-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    python-perf-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-tools-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-tools-devel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-devel-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-4.14.243-185.433.amzn2.x86_64
    kernel-livepatch-4.14.243-185.433-1.0-0.amzn2.x86_64