Amazon Linux AMI : php54 Multiple Vulnerabilities (ALAS-2014-313)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Fine Free file before 5.17 allows context-dependent attackers to cause
a denial of service (infinite recursion, CPU consumption, and crash)
via a crafted indirect offset value in the magic of a file.

A flaw was found in the way the file utility determined the type of
Portable Executable (PE) format files, the executable format used on
Windows. A malicious PE file could cause the file utility to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update php54' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73232 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1943