Amazon Linux 2 : indent (ALAS-2023-2358)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186578


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


The version of indent installed on the remote host is prior to 2.2.11-13. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2358 advisory.

- GNU indent 2.2.13 has a heap-based buffer overflow in search_brace in indent.c via a crafted file.

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 indent' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186578

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2358.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: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-40305


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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:indent, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:indent-debuginfo, 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: 11/29/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/14/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-40305