Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2012-72)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69679
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple numeric conversion errors, leading to a buffer overflow, were found in the way OpenSSL parsed ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) data from BIO (OpenSSL's I/O abstraction) inputs. Specially crafted DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules) encoded data read from a file or other BIO input could cause an application using the OpenSSL library to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-2110)

Solution

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-72.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69679

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-72.nasl

Version: 1.6

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: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:openssl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:openssl-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:openssl-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:openssl-perl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:openssl-static:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/2/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2110

RHSA: 2012:0518

ALAS: 2012-72