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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2177: Security patch for openssl (ALAS-2016-755)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-2177: Security patch for openssl (ALAS-2016-755)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/19/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/13/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

OpenSSL through 1.0.2h incorrectly uses pointer arithmetic for heap-buffer boundary checks, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging unexpected malloc behavior, related to s3_srvr.c, ssl_sess.c, and t1_lib.c.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-openssl

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-openssl

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