Amazon Linux AMI : perl-FCGI (ALAS-2011-05)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The MITRE CVE database describes CVE-2011-2766 as :

The FCGI (aka Fast CGI) module 0.70 through 0.73 for Perl, as used by
CGI::Fast, uses environment variable values from one request during
processing of a later request, which allows remote attackers to bypass
authentication via crafted HTTP headers.

See also :

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/perl-FCGI-0.74-1.fc15
http://www.nessus.org/u?3f35b084

Solution :

Run 'yum upgrade perl-FCGI' 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: 69564 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2766