Amazon Linux AMI : coreutils Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2013-261)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the sort, uniq, and join utilities did not
properly restrict the use of the alloca() function. An attacker could
use this flaw to crash those utilities by providing long input

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update coreutils' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71401 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0221