Amazon Linux AMI : nginx (ALAS-2017-894)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103228


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


A flaw within the processing of ranged HTTP requests has been discovered in the range filter module of nginx. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to disclose parts of the cache file header, or, if used in combination with third party modules, disclose potentially sensitive memory by sending specially crafted HTTP requests. (CVE-2017-7529)


Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103228

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-894.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/15

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:nginx, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-all-modules, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-geoip, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-image-filter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-http-xslt-filter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-mail, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-mod-stream, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7529

ALAS: 2017-894