Amazon Linux AMI : glibc (ALAS-2017-792)

high Nessus Plugin ID 97022
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Synopsis

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

Description

A stack overflow vulnerability was found in _nss_dns_getnetbyname_r.
On systems with nsswitch configured to include 'networks: dns' with a privileged or network-facing service that would attempt to resolve user-provided network names, an attacker could provide an excessively long network name, resulting in stack corruption and code execution.

Solution

Run 'yum update glibc' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-792.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97022

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-792.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/7/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: 2/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3075

ALAS: 2017-792