Amazon Linux 2 : uriparser (ALAS-2023-2368)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186571


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


The version of uriparser installed on the remote host is prior to 0.7.5-10. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2368 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in uriparser before 0.9.6. It performs invalid free operations in uriNormalizeSyntax. (CVE-2021-46142)

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 uriparser' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186571

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2368.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2023

Updated: 12/5/2023

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

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-2021-46142


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:uriparser-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:uriparser, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:uriparser-devel

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: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-46142