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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for coreutils (ALAS-2013-261) (multiple CVEs)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for coreutils (ALAS-2013-261) (multiple CVEs)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/23/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/28/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The SUSE coreutils-i18n.patch for GNU coreutils allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault and crash) via a long string to the sort command, when using the (1) -d or (2) -M switch, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow in the alloca function.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-coreutils
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-coreutils-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-coreutils-libs

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-coreutils
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-coreutils-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-coreutils-libs

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