Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2016-660)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89841

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the calloc implementation in glibc could return memory areas which contain non-zero bytes. This could result in unexpected application behavior such as hangs or crashes.

Solution

Run 'yum update glibc' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-660.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89841

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-660.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/11

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-debuginfo-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-headers, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nscd, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5229

ALAS: 2016-660