Amazon Linux AMI : openssl Remote Vulnerability (ALAS-2011-04)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The MITRE CVE database describes CVE-2011-3207 as :

crypto/x509/x509_vfy.c in OpenSSL 1.0.x before 1.0.0e does not
initialize certain structure members, which makes it easier for remote
attackers to bypass CRL validation by using a nextUpdate value
corresponding to a time in the past.

See also :

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/openssl-1.0.0e-1.fc14
http://www.nessus.org/u?7914f5ed

Solution :

Run 'yum upgrade openssl' to upgrade your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69563 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3207