Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2015-495

Published: 2015-09-08 11:19:06
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

Technical Details:
An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way glibc's iconv() function converted certain encoded data to UTF-8. An attacker able to make an application call the iconv() function with a specially crafted argument could use this flaw to crash that application. (CVE-2014-6040 )It was found that the files back end of Name Service Switch (NSS) did not isolate iteration over an entire database from key-based look-up API calls. An application performing look-ups on a database while iterating over it could enter an infinite loop, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2014-8121 )

Recommendations:
Run yum update glibc to update your system.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-6040
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-8121

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2014-6040
https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2014-8121

References:

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-495.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2015-09-08
Modified
2018-10-01
Category
Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

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