Amazon Linux 2 : jettison (ALAS-2023-2363)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186550


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 a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2363 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 stackoverflow. This effect may support a denial of service attack. (CVE-2022-40149)

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 jettison' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186550

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2363.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40149


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40149