Amazon Linux AMI : php55 (ALAS-2013-264)

high Nessus Plugin ID 71576

Synopsis

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

Description

A memory corruption flaw was found in the way the openssl_x509_parse() function of the PHP openssl extension parsed X.509 certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to provide a malicious self-signed certificate or a certificate signed by a trusted authority to a PHP application using the aforementioned function, causing the application to crash or, possibly, allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the PHP interpreter.

Solution

Run 'yum update php55' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-264.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71576

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-264.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/23/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-dba, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-enchant, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-fpm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-gd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-gmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-imap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-intl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mcrypt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mssql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-odbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-opcache, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-pdo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-process, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-pspell, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-recode, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-snmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-soap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-tidy, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-xml, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/17/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6420

ALAS: 2013-264