Amazon Linux AMI : openssl Integer Underflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2012-85)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An integer underflow flaw, leading to a buffer over-read, was found in
the way OpenSSL handled DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security)
application data record lengths when using a block cipher in CBC
(cipher-block chaining) mode. A malicious DTLS client or server could
use this flaw to crash its DTLS connection peer. (CVE-2012-2333)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e9f46e7b

Solution :

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69692 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2333