Amazon Linux AMI : exim (ALAS-2019-1310)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 130280
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Synopsis

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

Description

Exim 4.92 through 4.92.2 allows remote code execution, a different vulnerability than CVE-2019-15846 . There is a heap-based buffer overflow in string_vformat in string.c involving a long EHLO command.(CVE-2019-16928)

Solution

Run 'yum update exim' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2019-1310.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 130280

File Name: ala_ALAS-2019-1310.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/28/2019

Updated: 12/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-16928

ALAS: 2019-1310