Amazon Linux AMI : openmpi (ALAS-2013-256)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way ibutils handled temporary files. A local
attacker could use this flaw to cause arbitrary files to be
overwritten as the root user via a symbolic link attack.

It was discovered that librdmacm used a static port to connect to the
ib_acm service. A local attacker able to run a specially crafted
ib_acm service on that port could use this flaw to provide incorrect
address resolution information to librmdacm applications.

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update openmpi' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71396 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4516

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