ALAS-2015-489


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2015-489
Advisory Release Date: 2015-03-05 09:33 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2015-0274 

Issue Overview:

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's XFS file system handled replacing of remote attributes under certain conditions. A local user with access to XFS file system mount could potentially use this flaw to escalate their privileges on the system.


Affected Packages:

kernel


Issue Correction:
Run yum clean all followed by 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-headers-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-devel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    perf-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686
    perf-debuginfo-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-tools-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-devel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-debuginfo-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-3.14.34-27.48.amzn1.x86_64