Amazon Linux AMI : wget (ALAS-2017-916)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104182

Synopsis

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

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in HTTP protocol handling

A heap-based buffer overflow, when processing chunked encoded HTTP responses, was found in wget. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious HTTP server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13090)

Stack-based buffer overflow in HTTP protocol handling

A stack-based buffer overflow when processing chunked, encoded HTTP responses was found in wget. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious HTTP server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13089)

Solution

Run 'yum update wget' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-916.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104182

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-916.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/27

Modified: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wget, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:wget-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13089, CVE-2017-13090

ALAS: 2017-916