Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2016-695)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 90864
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The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered that allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to use a padding oracle attack to decrypt traffic on a connection using an AES CBC cipher with a server supporting AES-NI.
(CVE-2016-2107 , Important)

It was discovered that the ASN.1 parser can misinterpret a large universal tag as a negative value. If an application deserializes and later reserializes untrusted ASN.1 structures containing an ANY field, an attacker may be able to trigger an out-of-bounds write, which can cause potentially exploitable memory corruption. (CVE-2016-2108 , Important)

An overflow bug was discovered in the EVP_EncodeUpdate() function. An attacker could supply very large amounts of input data to overflow a length check, resulting in heap corruption. (CVE-2016-2105 , Low)

An overflow bug was discovered in the EVP_EncryptUpdate() function. An attacker could supply very large amounts of input data to overflow a length check, resulting in heap corruption. (CVE-2016-2106 , Low)

An issue was discovered in the BIO functions, such as d2i_CMS_bio(), where a short invalid encoding in ASN.1 data can cause allocation of large amounts of memory, potentially resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-2109 , Low)


Run 'yum update openssl' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90864

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-695.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/4/2016

Updated: 4/11/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2105, CVE-2016-2106, CVE-2016-2107, CVE-2016-2108, CVE-2016-2109

ALAS: 2016-695