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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-16820: Security patch for collectd (ALAS-2018-940)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2017-16820: Security patch for collectd (ALAS-2018-940)

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/14/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/05/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The csnmp_read_table function in snmp.c in the SNMP plugin in collectd before 5.6.3 is susceptible to a double free in a certain error case, which could lead to a crash (or potentially have other impact).

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-collectd

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-collectd

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