ALAS-2013-228


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-228
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-16 21:40 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2013-0343 

Issue Overview:

The ipv6_create_tempaddr function in net/ipv6/addrconf.c in the Linux kernel through 3.8 does not properly handle problems with the generation of IPv6 temporary addresses, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive retries and address-generation outage), and consequently obtain sensitive information, via ICMPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) messages.


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-debuginfo-common-i686-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686
    kernel-headers-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686
    kernel-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-3.4.62-53.42.amzn1.x86_64