Amazon Linux AMI : amazon-ssm-agent (ALAS-2023-1825)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181225


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


The version of amazon-ssm-agent installed on the remote host is prior to 3.2.1377.0-1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS-2023-1825 advisory.

- The x/crypto/ssh package before 0.0.0-20211202192323-5770296d904e of allows an attacker to panic an SSH server. (CVE-2021-43565)

- The package before 0.0.0-20220314234659-1baeb1ce4c0b for Go allows an attacker to crash a server in certain circumstances involving AddHostKey. (CVE-2022-27191)

- In net/http in Go before 1.18.6 and 1.19.x before 1.19.1, attackers can cause a denial of service because an HTTP/2 connection can hang during closing if shutdown were preempted by a fatal error. (CVE-2022-27664)

- A maliciously crafted HTTP/2 stream could cause excessive CPU consumption in the HPACK decoder, sufficient to cause a denial of service from a small number of small requests. (CVE-2022-41723)

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 amazon-ssm-agent' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181225

File Name: ala_ALAS-2023-1825.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/11/2023

Updated: 9/12/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-27191


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41723

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:amazon-ssm-agent, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:amazon-ssm-agent-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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: 8/30/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43565, CVE-2022-27191, CVE-2022-27664, CVE-2022-41723

IAVB: 2023-B-0012-S