Amazon Linux 2 : jettison (ALAS-2023-2086)

high Nessus Plugin ID 177187


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


The version of jettison installed on the remote host is prior to 1.3.3-4. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2086 advisory.

- Those using Jettison to parse untrusted XML or JSON data may be vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks (DOS). If the parser is running on user supplied input, an attacker may supply content that causes the parser to crash by Out of memory. This effect may support a denial of service attack. (CVE-2022-40150)

- A stack overflow in Jettison before v1.5.2 allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) via crafted JSON data. (CVE-2022-45685)

- Jettison before v1.5.2 was discovered to contain a stack overflow via the map parameter. This vulnerability allows attackers to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) via a crafted string. (CVE-2022-45693)

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


Run 'yum update jettison' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 177187

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2086.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2023

Updated: 2/7/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-45693


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:jettison, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:jettison-javadoc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/7/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40150, CVE-2022-45685, CVE-2022-45693