Amazon Linux AMI : libxml2 Remote Attack Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-143)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A heap-based buffer underflow flaw was found in the way libxml2
decoded certain entities. A remote attacker could provide a
specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked
against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2012-5134)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?6659be03

Solution :

Run 'yum update libxml2' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69633 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5134