Amazon Linux AMI : php55 (ALAS-2015-494) (GHOST)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82043

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)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the unserialize() function of PHP's DateTimeZone implementation. A malicious script author could possibly use this flaw to disclose certain portions of server memory.
(CVE-2015-0273)

Solution

Run 'yum update php55' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-494.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82043

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-494.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/25

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-bcmath, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-cli, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-dba, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-embedded, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-enchant, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-fpm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-gd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-gmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-imap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-intl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mbstring, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mcrypt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mssql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-mysqlnd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-odbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-opcache, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-pdo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-process, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-pspell, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-recode, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-snmp, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-soap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-tidy, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-xml, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:php55-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: 2015/03/23

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Exim GHOST (glibc gethostbyname) Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2015-494