Amazon Linux AMI : openssl Information Disclosure Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-320)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A missing bounds check was found in the way OpenSSL handled TLS
heartbeat extension packets. This flaw could be used to reveal up to
64k of memory from a connected client or server.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system and restart all
services that are using openssl.&nbsp
While the new package is still
named openssl-1.0.1e, it does contain the fix for CVE-2014-0160.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73438 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0160