Amazon Linux AMI : exim (ALAS-2017-804)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 97556

Synopsis

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

Description

It was found that Exim leaked DKIM signing private keys to the 'mainlog' log file. As a result, an attacker with access to system log files could potentially access these leaked DKIM private keys.

Solution

Run 'yum update exim' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-804.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97556

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-804.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2017

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-greylist, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-mon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:exim-pgsql, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9963

ALAS: 2017-804