Amazon Linux AMI : libXext (ALAS-2014-403)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78346
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Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple integer overflows in X.org libXext 1.3.1 and earlier allow X servers to trigger allocation of insufficient memory and a buffer overflow via vectors related to the (1) XcupGetReservedColormapEntries, (2) XcupStoreColors, (3) XdbeGetVisualInfo, (4) XeviGetVisualInfo, (5) XShapeGetRectangles, and (6) XSyncListSystemCounters functions.

Solution

Run 'yum update libXext' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-403.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78346

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-403.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1982

ALAS: 2014-403