Amazon Linux AMI : gnutls (ALAS-2014-352)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78295

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS parsed session IDs from ServerHello messages of the TLS/SSL handshake. A malicious server could use this flaw to send an excessively long session ID value, which would trigger a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client application using GnuTLS, causing the client application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3466)

Solution

Run 'yum update gnutls' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-352.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78295

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-352.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/12

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:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-guile, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:gnutls-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3466

ALAS: 2014-352

RHSA: 2014:0595