ALAS-2016-740


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2016-740
Advisory Release Date: 2016-09-01 18:00 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2016-6828 

Issue Overview:

A use after free vulnerability was found in tcp_xmit_retransmit_queue and other tcp_* functions.


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-devel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-headers-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-devel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    kernel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    perf-debuginfo-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686
    perf-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-debuginfo-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-debuginfo-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-devel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.4.19-29.55.amzn1.x86_64