ALAS-2014-363


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-363
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-19 10:25 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2014-3153 

Issue Overview:

The futex_requeue function in kernel/futex.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.5 does not ensure that calls have two different futex addresses, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted FUTEX_REQUEUE command that facilitates unsafe waiter modification.


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-i686-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686
    kernel-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686
    perf-debuginfo-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686
    kernel-headers-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686
    perf-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-debuginfo-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-3.10.42-52.145.amzn1.x86_64