ALAS-2012-118


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2012-118
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-14 16:51 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2012-3430 

Issue Overview:

The rds_recvmsg function in net/rds/recv.c in the Linux kernel before 3.0.44 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom or (2) recvmsg system call on an RDS socket.


Affected Packages:

kernel


Issue Correction:
Run 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-tools-debuginfo-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686
    kernel-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686
    kernel-headers-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-tools-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-3.2.28-45.62.amzn1.x86_64