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Amazon Linux Local Check: alas-2016-705

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the tokenadd() function. By tricking a victim into processing a specially crafted JSON file, an attacker could use this flaw to crash jq or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the victim's system. (CVE-2015-8863 )

Solution

Solution

Run yum update jq to update your system.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)