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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71401
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Run 'yum update coreutils' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-261.html

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

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: 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/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2013

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2013-261

RHSA: 2013:1652