Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2012-120)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to stack-based buffer
overflows, were found in glibc's functions for converting a string to
a numeric representation (strtod(), strtof(), and strtold()). If an
application used such a function on attacker controlled input, it
could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3480)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?22450dd4

Solution :

Run 'yum update glibc' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69610 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3480