Amazon Linux AMI : httpd (ALAS-2017-921)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104395


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


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A regression was found in httpd, causing comments in the 'Allow' and 'Deny' configuration lines to be parsed incorrectly. A web administrator could unintentionally allow any client to access a restricted HTTP resource. (CVE-2017-12171)


Run 'yum update httpd' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104395

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-921.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/11/06

Modified: 2017/11/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-manual, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:httpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:mod_ssl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12171

ALAS: 2017-921