ALAS-2013-202


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-202
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-15 23:12 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2013-3571 

Issue Overview:

socat 1.2.0.0 before 1.7.2.2 and 2.0.0-b1 before 2.0.0-b6, when used for a listen type address and the fork option is enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption) via multiple request that are refused based on the (1) sourceport, (2) lowport, (3) range, or (4) tcpwrap restrictions.


Affected Packages:

socat


Issue Correction:
Run yum update socat to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    socat-debuginfo-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.i686
    socat-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.i686

src:
    socat-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    socat-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.x86_64
    socat-debuginfo-1.7.2.2-1.8.amzn1.x86_64