Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2014-426) (POODLE)

low Nessus Plugin ID 78484
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Synopsis

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

Description

Bodo Moller, Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz of Google discovered a flaw in the design of SSL version 3.0 that would allow an attacker to calculate the plaintext of secure connections, allowing, for example, secure HTTP cookies to be stolen.

http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-poodle-bites-exp loiting-ssl-30.html

https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf

Special notes :

We have backfilled our 2014.03, 2013.09, and 2013.03 Amazon Linux AMI repositories with updated openssl packages that fix CVE-2014-3566 .

For 2014.09 Amazon Linux AMIs, 'openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1' addresses this CVE. Running 'yum clean all' followed by 'yum update openssl' will install the fixed package.

For Amazon Linux AMIs 'locked' to the 2014.03 repositories, 'openssl-1.0.1i-1.79.amzn1' also addresses this CVE. Running 'yum clean all' followed by 'yum update openssl' will install the fixed package.

For Amazon Linux AMIs 'locked' to the 2013.09 or 2013.03 repositories, 'openssl-1.0.1e-4.60.amzn1' addresses this CVE. Running 'yum clean all' followed by 'yum update openssl' will install the fixed package.

If you are using a pre-2013.03 Amazon Linux AMI, we encourage you to move to a newer version of the Amazon Linux AMI as soon as possible.

Solution

Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system. Note that you may need to run 'yum clean all' first.

See Also

https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/faqs/#lock

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-426.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 78484

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-426.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2014

Updated: 11/12/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssl-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

ALAS: 2014-426