Amazon Linux AMI : openssl (ALAS-2016-749)
High Nessus Plugin ID 93665
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA memory leak flaw was found in the way OpenSSL handled TLS status request extension data during session renegotiation. A remote attacker could cause a TLS server using OpenSSL to consume an excessive amount of memory and, possibly, exit unexpectedly after exhausting all available memory, if it enabled OCSP stapling support.
The OpenSSL Security Advisory [22 Sep 2016] refers to additional CVEs.
CVE-2016-6305 does not affect OpenSSL 1.0.1. The remaining CVEs listed will be fixed in a later update.
The OpenSSL Security Advisory [26 Sep 2016] refers to two additional CVEs which do not affect OpenSSL 1.0.1.
(Updated 2016-09-26: Included a reference to the 26 Sep 2016 upstream advisory.)
SolutionRun 'yum update openssl' to update your system.