Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2012-72)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple numeric conversion errors, leading to a buffer overflow, were
found in the way OpenSSL parsed ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One)
data from BIO (OpenSSL's I/O abstraction) inputs. Specially crafted
DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules) encoded data read from a file or
other BIO input could cause an application using the OpenSSL library
to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2110)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69679 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2110