Amazon Linux AMI : openmpi Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2013-256)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

OpenFabrics ibutils 1.5.7 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary
files via a symlink attack on (1) ibdiagnet.db, (2) ibdiagnet.fdbs,
(3) ibdiagnet_ibis.log, (4) ibdiagnet.log, (5) ibdiagnet.lst, (6)
ibdiagnet.mcfdbs, (7) ibdiagnet.pkey, (8) ibdiagnet.psl, (9)
ibdiagnet.slvl, or (10) in /tmp/. (CVE-2013-2561)

librdmacm 1.0.16, when ibacm.port is not specified, connects to port
6125, which allows remote attackers to specify the address resolution
information for the application via a malicious ib_acm service.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update openmpi' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71396 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4516