Amazon Linux AMI : openssl098e Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-73)

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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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e76bc9b0

Solution :

Run 'yum update openssl098e' to upgrade your system. For the update to
take effect, all services linked to the OpenSSL library must be
restarted, or the system rebooted.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69680 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2110