Amazon Linux AMI : nginx Denial of Service (ALAS-2011-30)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Heap-based buffer overflow in compression-pointer processing in
core/ngx_resolver.c in nginx before 1.0.10 allows remote resolvers to
cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly have unspecified
other impact via a long response.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1a59dc93

Solution :

Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69589 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4315