ALAS-2015-491


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2015-491
Advisory Release Date: 2015-03-13 02:47 Pacific
Severity: Low
References: CVE-2015-1593 

Issue Overview:

It was reported that stack address is not properly randomized on some 64 bit architectures due to an integer overflow. The stack entropy of the processes is reduced by four.


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-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    perf-debuginfo-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-devel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686
    perf-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-tools-devel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-debuginfo-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-3.14.35-28.38.amzn1.x86_64