Amazon Linux AMI : fail2ban (ALAS-2013-209)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The apache-auth.conf, apache-nohome.conf, apache-noscript.conf, and
apache-overflows.conf files in Fail2ban before 0.8.10 do not properly
validate log messages, which allows remote attackers to block
arbitrary IP addresses via certain messages in a request.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?48d5f882

Solution :

Run 'yum update fail2ban' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69767 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2178