ALAS-2014-300


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-300
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-16 22:36 Pacific
Severity: Low
References: CVE-2014-0019 

Issue Overview:

Stack-based buffer overflow in socat 1.3.0.0 through 1.7.2.2 and 2.0.0-b1 through 2.0.0-b6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a long server name in the PROXY-CONNECT address in the command line.


Affected Packages:

socat


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

New Packages:
i686:
    socat-1.7.2.3-1.10.amzn1.i686
    socat-debuginfo-1.7.2.3-1.10.amzn1.i686

src:
    socat-1.7.2.3-1.10.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    socat-debuginfo-1.7.2.3-1.10.amzn1.x86_64
    socat-1.7.2.3-1.10.amzn1.x86_64