Amazon Linux AMI : json-c (ALAS-2014-416)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78359


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


The hash functionality in json-c before 0.12 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted JSON data, involving collisions.

Buffer overflow in the printbuf APIs in json-c before 0.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors.


Run 'yum update json-c' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78359

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-416.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: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:json-c, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:json-c-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:json-c-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:json-c-doc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6370, CVE-2013-6371

ALAS: 2014-416