How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
It was discovered that OpenSSL leaked timing information when
decrypting TLS/SSL and DTLS protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode
cipher suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this
flaw to retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a
TLS/SSL or DTLS server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-0169)
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the OCSP response
verification in OpenSSL. A malicious OCSP server could use this flaw
to crash applications performing OCSP verification by sending a
specially crafted response. (CVE-2013-0166)
It was discovered that the TLS/SSL protocol could leak information
about plain text when optional compression was used. An attacker able
to control part of the plain text sent over an encrypted TLS/SSL
connection could possibly use this flaw to recover other portions of
the plain text. (CVE-2012-4929)
Note: This update disables zlib compression, which was previously
enabled in OpenSSL by default. Applications using OpenSSL now need to
explicitly enable zlib compression to use it.
See also :
Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 69730 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4929CVE-2013-0166CVE-2013-0169
Nessus Professional: Scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & moreNessus Cloud: The power of Nessus for teams – from the cloud
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.