Amazon Linux AMI : nginx (ALAS-2016-715)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91629


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


A problem was identified in nginx code responsible for saving client request body to a temporary file. A specially crafted request might result in worker process crash due to a NULL pointer dereference while writing client request body to a temporary file.


Run 'yum update nginx' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91629

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-715.nasl

Version: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/16

Modified: 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:nginx, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nginx-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4450

ALAS: 2016-715