Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2012-109)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69599
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort.

Solution

Run 'yum update glibc' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-109.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69599

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-109.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nscd, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406

ALAS: 2012-109

RHSA: 2012:1098