Amazon Linux AMI : curl (ALAS-2017-806)

high Nessus Plugin ID 97896
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Synopsis

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

Description

libcurl's implementation of the printf() functions triggers a buffer overflow when doing a large floating point output. If there are any application that accepts a format string from the outside without necessary input filtering, it could allow remote attacks. This flaw does not exist in the command line tool.

Solution

Run 'yum update curl' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-806.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97896

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-806.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2017

Updated: 8/31/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:curl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:curl-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:libcurl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:libcurl-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9586

ALAS: 2017-806