Amazon Linux AMI : coreutils (ALAS-2013-261)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71401


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


It was discovered that the sort, uniq, and join utilities did not properly restrict the use of the alloca() function. An attacker could use this flaw to crash those utilities by providing long input strings. (CVE-2013-0221 , CVE-2013-0222 , CVE-2013-0223)


Run 'yum update coreutils' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71401

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-261.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0221, CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223

ALAS: 2013-261

RHSA: 2013:1652