Amazon Linux AMI : socat (ALAS-2012-87)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the xioscan_readline function in
xio-readline.c in socat 1.4.0.0 through 1.7.2.0 and 2.0.0-b1 through
2.0.0-b4 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via the READLINE
address.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?79c18c88

Solution :

Run 'yum update socat' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69694 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0219