Amazon Linux AMI : ruby23 (ALAS-2017-880)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102868
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


IV Reuse in GCM Mode :

The openssl gem for Ruby uses the same initialization vector (IV) in GCM Mode (aes-*-gcm) when the IV is set before the key, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to bypass the encryption protection mechanism. (CVE-2016-7798)


Run 'yum update ruby23' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102868

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-880.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/1/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby23, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby23-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby23-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby23-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby23-irb, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ruby23-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem23-bigdecimal, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem23-did_you_mean, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem23-io-console, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygem23-psych, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygems23, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:rubygems23-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/31/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7798

ALAS: 2017-880