Amazon Linux AMI : perl-DBD-Pg Arbitrary Code Execution (ALAS-2012-112)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Two format string flaws were found in perl-DBD-Pg. A specially-crafted
database warning or error message from a server could cause an
application using perl-DBD-Pg to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2012-1151)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c2eabe29

Solution :

Run 'yum update perl-DBD-Pg' 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: 69602 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1151