Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2012-62)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69669

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way OpenSSL parsed Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) messages. An attacker could use this flaw to crash an application that uses OpenSSL to decrypt or verify S/MIME messages. (CVE-2012-1165)

A flaw was found in the PKCS#7 and Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) implementations in OpenSSL. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to perform a Bleichenbacher attack to decrypt an encrypted CMS, PKCS#7, or S/MIME message by sending a large number of chosen ciphertext messages to a service using OpenSSL and measuring error response times. (CVE-2012-0884)

Solution

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-62.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69669

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-62.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012-1165

ALAS: 2012-62

RHSA: 2012:0426