Amazon Linux AMI : php54 (ALAS-2015-493) (GHOST)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81829

Synopsis

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

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in glibc's
__nss_hostname_digits_dots() function, which is used by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() glibc function calls. A remote attacker able to make an application call either of these functions could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-0235)

Use after free vulnerability was reported in PHP DateTimeZone.
(CVE-2015-0273)

Solution

Run 'yum update php54' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-493.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81829

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-493.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/17/2015

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-dba, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-enchant, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-fpm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-gd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-imap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-intl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-mcrypt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-mssql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-odbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-pdo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-process, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-pspell, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-recode, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-snmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-soap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-tidy, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-xml, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php54-xmlrpc, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0235, CVE-2015-0273

ALAS: 2015-493