Amazon Linux AMI : socat Denial of Service (ALAS-2013-202)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Under certain circumstances an FD leak occurs and can be misused for
denial of service attacks against socat running in server mode.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update socat' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69760 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3571