Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2013-171)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69730

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VPR Score: 4.2

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that OpenSSL leaked timing information when decrypting TLS/SSL and DTLS protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL or DTLS server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-0169)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the OCSP response verification in OpenSSL. A malicious OCSP server could use this flaw to crash applications performing OCSP verification by sending a specially crafted response. (CVE-2013-0166)

It was discovered that the TLS/SSL protocol could leak information about plain text when optional compression was used. An attacker able to control part of the plain text sent over an encrypted TLS/SSL connection could possibly use this flaw to recover other portions of the plain text. (CVE-2012-4929)

Note: This update disables zlib compression, which was previously enabled in OpenSSL by default. Applications using OpenSSL now need to explicitly enable zlib compression to use it.

Solution

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-171.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69730

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-171.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2013/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4929, CVE-2013-0166, CVE-2013-0169

ALAS: 2013-171

RHSA: 2013:0587