Amazon Linux AMI : libtasn1 (ALAS-2012-60)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way libtasn1 decoded DER data. An attacker
could create carefully-crafted DER encoded input (such as an X.509
certificate) that, when parsed by an application that uses libtasn1
(such as applications using GnuTLS), could cause the application to
crash. (CVE-2012-1569)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2ae0d2ce

Solution :

Run 'yum update libtasn1' 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: 69667 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1569