Amazon Linux 2 : openslp (ALAS-2019-1378)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132266
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The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in OpenSLP in the way the slpd service processes URLs in service request messages. A remote unauthenticated attacker could register a service with a specially crafted URL that, when used during a service request message, would trigger the flaw and cause the program to crash or to remotely execute code with the privileges of the slpd service.(CVE-2019-5544)


Run 'yum update openslp' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132266

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1378.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/19/2019

Updated: 11/30/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


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


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:openslp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openslp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openslp-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openslp-server, 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: 12/18/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5544

ALAS: 2019-1378