ALAS-2012-078


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2012-78
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-14 16:11 Pacific
Severity: Low
References: CVE-2012-2313 

Issue Overview:

The rio_ioctl function in drivers/net/ethernet/dlink/dl2k.c in the Linux kernel before 3.3.7 does not restrict access to the SIOCSMIIREG command, which allows local users to write data to an Ethernet adapter via an ioctl call.


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-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686
    kernel-headers-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686
    kernel-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-tools-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.2.18-1.26.6.amzn1.x86_64