Amazon Linux AMI : augeas (ALAS-2014-286)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72304


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


A flaw was found in the way Augeas handled certain umask settings when creating new configuration files. This flaw could result in configuration files being created as world-writable, allowing unprivileged local users to modify their content. (CVE-2013-6412)


Run 'yum update augeas' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72304

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-286.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/05

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6412

ALAS: 2014-286

RHSA: 2014:0044