Bug Fix Advisory ec2-images bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2017:1257-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2017-05-18
Last updated on: 2017-05-18
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux AMIs in AWS EC2 have been updated to resolve a
critical security update.

It is important to either utilize the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux AMI
version when launching new Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances and/or update
existing instances to apply the security update.

For more information specific to the security update, please reference

For additional release information specific to the AMIs in AWS EC2, please
reference https://access.redhat.com/articles/3024481

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Amazon Machine Image (AMI) provides a Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.9 Guest Image for cloud instances. This image is
as a minimally configured system image which is available for use as-is or
for configuration and customization as required by end users.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Guest Image has been rebuilt with the
latest packages which include the fix for CVE-2017-5461. For more
information, refer to RHSA-2017:1100.

Cloud Access Based AMIs


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:


Updated packages

(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1447046 - Update RHEL 6.9 AMIs for CVE-2017-5461

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/