ALAS-2017-925


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2017-925
Advisory Release Date: 2017-11-20 21:42 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

Incorrect updates of uninstantiated keys crash the kernel
A vulnerability was found in the key management subsystem of the Linux kernel. An update on an uninstantiated key could cause a kernel panic, leading to denial of service (DoS). (CVE-2017-15299 )

Memory leak when merging buffers in SCSI IO vectors
It was found that in the Linux kernel through v4.14-rc5, bio_map_user_iov() and bio_unmap_user() in 'block/bio.c' do unbalanced pages refcounting if IO vector has small consecutive buffers belonging to the same page. bio_add_pc_page() merges them into one, but the page reference is never dropped, causing a memory leak and possible system lockup due to out-of-memory condition. (CVE-2017-12190 )

Null pointer dereference due to incorrect node-splitting in assoc_array implementation
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's implementation of associative arrays introduced in 3.13. This functionality was backported to the 3.10 kernels in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The flaw involved a null pointer dereference in assoc_array_apply_edit() due to incorrect node-splitting in assoc_array implementation. This affects the keyring key type and thus key addition and link creation operations may cause the kernel to panic. (CVE-2017-12193 )

Arbitrary stack overwrite causing oops via crafted signal frame
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of signal frame on PowerPC systems. A malicious local user process could craft a signal frame allowing an attacker to corrupt memory. (CVE-2017-1000255 )

Race condition in the KEYS subsystem
The KEYS subsystem in the Linux kernel before 4.13.10 does not correctly synchronize the actions of updating versus finding a key in the "negative" state to avoid a race condition, which allows local users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted system calls. (CVE-2017-15951 )


Affected Packages:

kernel


Issue Correction:
Run yum update kernel to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    perf-debuginfo-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-devel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-devel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    perf-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-headers-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-debuginfo-common-i686-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    kernel-doc-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.noarch

src:
    kernel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    kernel-debuginfo-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-headers-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-debuginfo-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-debuginfo-common-x86_64-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-debuginfo-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-devel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-devel-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    perf-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64
    kernel-tools-4.9.62-21.56.amzn1.x86_64