This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
It was found that the hashing routine used by libxml2 arrays was
susceptible to predictable hash collisions. Sending a specially
crafted message to an XML service could result in longer processing
time, which could lead to a denial of service. To mitigate this issue,
randomization has been added to the hashing function to reduce the
chance of an attacker successfully causing intentional collisions.
See also :
Run 'yum update libxml2' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 69659 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0841