Amazon Linux AMI : dracut (ALAS-2013-257)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that dracut created initramfs images as world
readable. A local user could possibly use this flaw to obtain
sensitive information from these files, such as iSCSI authentication
passwords, encrypted root file system crypttab passwords, or other
information. (CVE-2012-4453)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update dracut' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71397 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4453