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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
It was discovered that gc's implementation of the malloc() and
calloc() routines did not properly perform parameter sanitization when
allocating memory. If an application using gc did not implement
application-level validity checks for the malloc() and calloc()
routines, a remote attacker could provide specially crafted
application-specific input, which, when processed by the application,
could lead to an application crash or, potentially, arbitrary code
execution with the privileges of the user running the application.
See also :
Run 'yum update gc' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 70907 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2673