Amazon Linux AMI : gc (ALAS-2013-245)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

Solution :

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 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2673