Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2017-850)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 101003

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VPR Score: 1.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The ourWriteOut function in tool_writeout.c in curl 7.53.1 might allow physically proximate attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory in opportunistic circumstances by reading a workstation screen during use of a --write-out argument ending in a certain character, which leads to a heap-based buffer over-read.(CVE-2017-7407 )

Solution

Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-850.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 101003

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-850.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/23

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 2.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7407

ALAS: 2017-850