Amazon Linux AMI : cyrus-impad (ALAS-2011-02)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69561


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


The MITRE CVE database describes CVE-2011-3208 as :

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the cyrus-imapd NNTP server, nntpd. A remote user able to use the nntpd service could use this flaw to crash the nntpd child process or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the cyrus user.


Run 'yum upgrade cyrus-imapd' to upgrade your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69561

File Name: ala_ALAS-2011-02.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 1/30/2015

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:cyrus-imapd-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3208

ALAS: 2011-02

RHSA: 2011:1317