Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2017-922)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 104704
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VPR Score: 5.2

Synopsis

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

Description

IMAP FETCH response out of bounds read :

A buffer overrun flaw was found in the IMAP handler of libcurl. By tricking an unsuspecting user into connecting to a malicious IMAP server, an attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially cause information disclosure or crash the application. (CVE-2017-1000257)

Solution

Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-922.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 104704

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-922.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000257

ALAS: 2017-922