Amazon Linux AMI : libyaml (ALAS-2014-321)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73649

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the yaml_parser_scan_uri_escapes function in LibYAML before 0.1.6 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long sequence of percent-encoded characters in a URI in a YAML file.

Solution

Run 'yum update libyaml' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-321.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73649

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-321.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/23

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2525

ALAS: 2014-321