Amazon Linux AMI : nginx Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-308)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A bug in the experimental SPDY implementation in nginx was found,
which might allow an attacker to cause a heap memory buffer overflow
in a worker process by using a specially crafted request, potentially
resulting in arbitrary code execution.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?dcb3aed6

Solution :

Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73227 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0133