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

High Nessus Plugin ID 69679

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: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2012/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2110

ALAS: 2012-72

RHSA: 2012:0518