Amazon Linux AMI : exim (ALAS-2017-932)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 105417

Synopsis

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

Description

Use-after-free in receive_msg function via vectors involving BDAT commands

The receive_msg function in receive.c in the SMTP daemon in Exim 4.88 and 4.89 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (use-after-free) via vectors involving BDAT commands. (CVE-2017-16943)

Infinite loop and stack exhaustion in receive_msg function via vectors involving BDAT commands

The receive_msg function in receive.c in the SMTP daemon in Exim 4.88 and 4.89 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and stack exhaustion) via vectors involving BDAT commands and an improper check for a '.' character signifying the end of the content, related to the bdat_getc function. (CVE-2017-16944)

Solution

Run 'yum update exim' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-932.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 105417

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-932.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/26/2017

Updated: 4/10/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-greylist, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-mon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-pgsql, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-16943, CVE-2017-16944

ALAS: 2017-932