Amazon Linux AMI : xfsprogs (ALAS-2015-622)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87348


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


It was discovered that the xfs_metadump tool of the xfsprogs suite did not fully adhere to the standards of obfuscation described in its man page. In case a user with the necessary privileges used xfs_metadump and relied on the advertised obfuscation, the generated data could contain unexpected traces of potentially sensitive information.


Run 'yum update xfsprogs' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87348

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-622.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/15

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:xfsprogs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xfsprogs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:xfsprogs-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2150

ALAS: 2015-622