Amazon Linux AMI : net-snmp Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-316)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the decode_icmp_msg()
function in the ICMP-MIB implementation processed Internet Control
Message Protocol (ICMP) message statistics reported in the
/proc/net/snmp file. A remote attacker could send a message for each
ICMP message type, which could potentially cause the snmpd service to
crash when processing the /proc/net/snmp file. (CVE-2014-2284)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3fd45f04

Solution :

Run 'yum update net-snmp' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73235 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2284