Amazon Linux AMI : nginx Denial of Service (ALAS-2013-189)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A security problem was identified, affecting some previous nginx
versions if proxy_pass to untrusted upstream HTTP servers is used. The
problem may lead to a denial of service or a disclosure of a worker
process memory on a specially crafted response from an upstream
proxied server.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f18d400b

Solution :

Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69748 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2070