Amazon Linux AMI : openssh (ALAS-2012-99)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A denial of service flaw was found in the OpenSSH GSSAPI
authentication implementation. A remote, authenticated user could use
this flaw to make the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) use an excessive
amount of memory, leading to a denial of service. GSSAPI
authentication is enabled by default ('GSSAPIAuthentication yes' in
'/etc/ssh/sshd_config'). (CVE-2011-5000)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update openssh' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69706 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-5000