Amazon Linux AMI : (ALAS-2023-1684)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 171499


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


It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS-2023-1684 advisory.

- Integer Overflow or Wraparound vulnerability in apr_base64 functions of Apache Portable Runtime Utility (APR-util) allows an attacker to write beyond bounds of a buffer. This issue affects Apache Portable Runtime Utility (APR-util) 1.6.1 and prior versions. (CVE-2022-25147)

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


pkg_manager = 'yum'Run ' update apr-util' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 171499

File Name: ala_ALAS-2023-1684.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/15/2023

Updated: 9/4/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-25147


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-freetds, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-nss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-odbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-openssl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:apr-util-sqlite, 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: 2/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/31/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-25147