Amazon Linux AMI : graphite2 (ALAS-2016-696)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90865


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


Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Graphite2. An attacker able to trick an unsuspecting user into opening specially crafted font files in an application using Graphite2 could exploit these flaws to cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.


Run 'yum update graphite2' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90865

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-696.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/4/2016

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphite2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphite2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:graphite2-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/3/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526

ALAS: 2016-696