Amazon Linux AMI : libtirpc Remote Crash Vulnerability (ALAS-2013-199)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way libtirpc decoded RPC requests. A
specially-crafted RPC request could cause libtirpc to attempt to free
a buffer provided by an application using the library, even when the
buffer was not dynamically allocated. This could cause an application
using libtirpc, such as rpcbind, to crash. (CVE-2013-1950)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b3d243b

Solution :

Run 'yum update libtirpc' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69757 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1950