Amazon Linux AMI : c-ares (ALAS-2021-1545)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154901

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of c-ares installed on the remote host is prior to 1.17.2-1.8. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2021-1545 advisory.

- A flaw was found in c-ares library, where a missing input validation check of host names returned by DNS (Domain Name Servers) can lead to output of wrong hostnames which might potentially lead to Domain Hijacking. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3672)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Run 'yum update c-ares' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2021-1545.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-3672

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154901

File Name: ala_ALAS-2021-1545.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2021

Updated: 12/15/2021

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3672

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:c-ares, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:c-ares-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:c-ares-devel, 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: 10/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3672

ALAS: 2021-1545