Amazon Linux AMI : libxml2 (ALAS-2012-52)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69659

Synopsis

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

Description

It was found that the hashing routine used by libxml2 arrays was susceptible to predictable hash collisions. Sending a specially crafted message to an XML service could result in longer processing time, which could lead to a denial of service. To mitigate this issue, randomization has been added to the hashing function to reduce the chance of an attacker successfully causing intentional collisions.
(CVE-2012-0841)

Solution

Run 'yum update libxml2' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-52.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69659

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-52.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-python, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libxml2-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/4/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0841

ALAS: 2012-52

RHSA: 2012:0324