Amazon Linux AMI : socat (ALAS-2013-202)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

socat 1.2.0.0 before 1.7.2.2 and 2.0.0-b1 before 2.0.0-b6, when used
for a listen type address and the fork option is enabled, allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor
consumption) via multiple request that are refused based on the (1)
sourceport, (2) lowport, (3) range, or (4) tcpwrap restrictions.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?21ac332a

Solution :

Run 'yum update socat' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69760 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3571