Amazon Linux 2 : ecs-init (ALASECS-2023-009)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183317


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


The version of ecs-init installed on the remote host is prior to 1.76.0-1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2ECS-2023-009 advisory.

- No CVE was issued for this update. (ALAS2ECS-2023-009)

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


Run 'yum update ecs-init' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183317

File Name: al2_ALASECS-2023-009.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/18/2023

Updated: 10/18/2023

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ecs-init, 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: 9/27/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/27/2023