Amazon Linux AMI : glibc Arbitrary Code Execution (ALAS-2012-109)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could
allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute
arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even
though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such
flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1b6fcf4d

Solution :

Run 'yum update glibc' 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: 69599 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3404