Amazon Linux AMI : cyrus-imapd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2011-02)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The MITRE CVE database describes CVE-2011-3208 as :

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the cyrus-imapd NNTP server,
nntpd. A remote user able to use the nntpd service could use this flaw
to crash the nntpd child process or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the cyrus user.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d9546f58

Solution :

Run 'yum upgrade cyrus-imapd' to upgrade your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69561 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3208