Amazon Linux AMI : libXtst (ALAS-2014-406)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78349


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


Integer overflow in libXtst 1.2.1 and earlier allows X servers to trigger allocation of insufficient memory and a buffer overflow via vectors related to the XRecordGetContext function.


Run 'yum update libXtst' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78349

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-406.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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:libXtst, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXtst-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libXtst-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-2013-2063

ALAS: 2014-406