Amazon Linux AMI : nginx (ALAS-2012-63)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69670


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


Use-after-free vulnerability in nginx before 1.0.14 and 1.1.x before 1.1.17 allows remote HTTP servers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a crafted backend response, in conjunction with a client request.


Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69670

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-63.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/5/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1180

ALAS: 2012-63