Amazon Linux AMI : augeas (ALAS-2013-250)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple flaws were found in the way Augeas handled configuration
files when updating them. An application using Augeas to update
configuration files in a directory that is writable to by a different
user (for example, an application running as root that is updating
files in a directory owned by a non-root service user) could have been
tricked into overwriting arbitrary files or leaking information via a
symbolic link or mount point attack. (CVE-2012-0786 , CVE-2012-0787)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?50630cca

Solution :

Run 'yum update augeas' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71267 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0786
CVE-2012-0787