Amazon Linux AMI : exim (ALAS-2014-395)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78338

Synopsis

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

Description

expand.c in Exim before 4.83 expands mathematical comparisons twice, which allows local users to gain privileges and execute arbitrary commands via a crafted lookup value.

Solution

Run 'yum update exim' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-395.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78338

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-395.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/12

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:exim, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-greylist, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-mon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-pgsql, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2972

ALAS: 2014-395