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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78346

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: 2014/10/12

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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: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: 2014/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1982

ALAS: 2014-403