Amazon Linux AMI : openssl Information Disclosure Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-320)

high Nessus Plugin ID 73438
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Synopsis

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

Description

A missing bounds check was found in the way OpenSSL handled TLS heartbeat extension packets. This flaw could be used to reveal up to 64k of memory from a connected client or server.

Solution

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system and restart all services that are using openssl.  While the new package is still named openssl-1.0.1e, it does contain the fix for CVE-2014-0160.

See Also

http://heartbleed.com/

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20140407.txt

http://www.nessus.org/u?5c70c979

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73438

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-320.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/9/2014

Updated: 9/1/2015

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/7/2014

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (OpenSSL Heartbeat (Heartbleed) Information Leak)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0160

ALAS: 2014-320