Amazon Linux 2 : unixODBC (ALAS-2019-1354)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 130605


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the unicode_to_ansi_copy() function of unixODBC. This overflow is not directly controllable by an attacker making the maximum potential impact a crash or denial of service.(CVE-2018-7409)

An argument order confusion flaw was found in the SQLWriteFileDSN API of unixODBC. This could only be exploited via a malicious ODBC database connector package with the maximum impact being a denial of service. (CVE-2018-7485)


Run 'yum update unixODBC' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 130605

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1354.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/7/2019

Updated: 12/17/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unixodbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unixodbc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:unixodbc-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7409, CVE-2018-7485

ALAS: 2019-1354