Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2017-900)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An issue in file allowed an attacker to overwrite a fixed 20-byte
stack buffer with a specially crafted .notes section in an ELF binary.

See also :

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-900.html

Solution :

Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103652 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000249

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