Amazon Linux AMI : libnl3 (ALAS-2017-876)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102864
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Integer overflow in nlmsg_reserve() :

An integer overflow leading to a heap-buffer overflow was found in the libnl library. An attacker could use this flaw to cause an application compiled with libnl to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running such an application. (CVE-2017-0553)


Run 'yum update libnl3' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102864

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-876.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2017

Updated: 9/4/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnl3, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnl3-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnl3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnl3-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libnl3-doc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/30/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0553

ALAS: 2017-876