Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2012-57)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An integer overflow flaw was found in the implementation of the printf
functions family. This 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.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update glibc' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69664 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0864