Amazon Linux AMI : file (ALAS-2017-900)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 103652


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


An issue in file allowed an attacker to overwrite a fixed 20-byte stack buffer with a specially crafted .notes section in an ELF binary.


Run 'yum update file' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 103652

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-900.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/04

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:file-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python26-magic, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:python27-magic, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000249

ALAS: 2017-900